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Tooth Extraction Site has White and Green stuff?

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ZIK

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May 3, 2015
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Hey Guys!

I've just had my adult tooth removed on Friday. It wasn't infected or anything but the Orthodontist said that I needed it out as it was preventing me from getting my bottom brace.

I am slightly concerned however. I looked in the mirror and saw that I the site has some green and white stuff inside it. I've been told that the green stuff is a sign of infection and the white stuff is a good sign. I also have a terrible discharge from this. Its not bleeding and there is a very dull ache around the area (I assume thats a normal as my tooth was only just pulled out?).

My dentist doesn't open till Tuesday so can anyone please tell me what this is a sign of and what should/can I do to treat it?

Thanks! :)
 
Dr. Daniel

Dr. Daniel

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Hi,

It does not sound like something to be treated. It is always advised to keep the extraction site clean (not by brushing it, but by rinsing salty water or a suitable mouth rinse), but also if you don't do anything, it will improve within days.
 
Angeldove

Angeldove

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Like the dentist suggested, I would do the warm water with salt mouth wash. That stuff is really amazing when it comes to healing wounds/infections in your mouth. :)
 
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Snookie14

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Feb 11, 2018
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Hi, I’m new here and just recently got my upper right wisdom tooth pulled the Wednesday that just passed and I’m starting to notice a greenish/yellowish color in my extraction site. Is that normal? My blood clot didn’t come out nor do ii have dry socket due to not really feeling too much pain
 
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