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How do you know if you have a dry socket if you feel extreme pain in the hole where the tooth was?

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Answered 2009-10-04 00:03:45

Extreme pain, bad taste, and rancid smell from the mouth are some symptoms of a dry socket. If you are feeling extreme pain where you have had a tooth extracted you should contact your dentist/doctor for help.

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