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how do i know if my extraction is healing good ?

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Posted by: babydoll  (1 years ago)
i got my tooth pulled 3 days ago besides a dull ache after i eat and rinse with warm salt water thats about as far as pain gose but the extraction area looks infected a little bit or is it surpose to be a little white/yellow-ish looking ? help?
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i got my tooth pulled 3 days ago besides a dull ache after i eat and rinse with warm salt water thats about as far as pain gose but the extraction area looks infected a little bit or is it surpose to be a little white/yellow-ish looking ? help?

Hi babydoll,

From your description, it sounds like it is healing. As long as there isn't any swelling associated, everything you said sounds normal. The whitish/yellowish look is the gum healing. In the mouth, you can't form a "scab", so the white/yellow is the mouth's way of forming a protective barrier. A dull ache is typical after 3 days. If the pain worsens, or lasts more than 5 or 6 days, then see your dentist to have it checked.
Posted 1 years ago
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Posted by: babydoll  (1 years ago)
thanks :) i was starting to think that i had some werid science project in my mouth lol
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I agree with Dr. McDowell, it all sounds pretty normal. If you are worried, you can read more about possible infection following a tooth extraction at http://www.dental-health-advice.com/tooth-extraction-infection.html

Richard from www.dental-health-advice.com
Posted 1 years ago
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thanks :) i was starting to think that i had some werid science project in my mouth lol

You're welcome, glad I could help out! No, no wierd science project, just the mouth's way of healing LOL
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