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I managed to get an x-ray of my extraction site! The dentist didn't see anything to worry about, 6 weeks post-extraction of upper 1st molar. He wondered if the whiter bit on the left might be a tooth fragment, but decided that it was new bone (?) being rebuilt in the two roots there (angle of the x-ray).
Would be so grateful for views from dentists - does this look ok? The site is still a bit sore and achey at times but he said it didn't look inflamed.
Thanks so much in advance for any advice.
 

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Looks OK to me. What I would expect to see a short time after an extraction. Definitely doesn't look like any roots left.
 
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Gordon, you're a star, thank you!
6 weeks doesn't seem "short" but I guess everything's relative.... :) BTW I just got some Difflam after seeing your comments elsewhere. Hope it helps. The friendly chemists also strongly recommended something called Periodigum, a chlorhexidine gel with clove oil and hyaluronic acid. Have you ever come across it?
 
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No, never heard of it. I'm very wary of clove oil long term, it's quite irritating.

Difflam is good stuff. Even tastes quite nice.
 
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