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Still worried about Tooth Extraction Site and healing

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pharaohsketches

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Hi All,

I posted here before about having had a tooth pulled. I had a check up with a dentist a week ago today and she thought I was healing slowly (I have a poor immune system) but overall fine, no infection or anything. During that time there was white tissue in my socket and I'd heard that was all normal. Now, nearly 3 weeks after having it pulled, the socket looks read again. I can see the gums inside the socket going together in photos, but they're dark pink/reddish. Is this normal for new gums? Should I go back to the dentist? I'm very anxious about this and any advice would be welcome.
 

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pharaohsketches

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here is a much clearer photo, the tissue looks like it's healing but I can't find a source that says it should be this hot pink....
 

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Gordon

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It looks fine. It's pink because there are lots of blood cells, immune cells and osteocytes in there working away busily :)
 
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MountainMama

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It looks better than mine did at 3 weeks! Mine didn't look like that until 4 weeks.
 
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pharaohsketches

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Thank you guys! Very much a relief to hear and has calmed me down :)
 
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