If you visit your dentist or oral surgeon with complains about pain after an extraction, they will often suspect that you are suffering from dry mouth. He or she will ask about your pain and symptoms, about your dental history and about your general health. Your dentist will then examine your mouth to check to see whether a blood clot has formed normally, or if you have an exposed socket and bone. They may require X-rays of your mouth and teeth to be taken, in order to rule out any other possible problems. With all this information, you doctor will be able to make a proper diagnoses and suggest treatment.