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Yellowish stuff from the extraction site

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Posted by: stormyday  (9 years ago)
My bottom wisdom teeth were poking through my gums. The one on the upper left side was impacted. Five days ago, I had all of them removed. The procedure was quick and easy. In the days following the procedure, everything was fine. I got mild pain and swelling but I guess those are just normal after an extraction.

Today, I noticed something yellowish from the area where the impacted wisdom tooth was removed. The area does not hurt. Should I be concerned? Does anyone know what could this be? It does not look like a bone. Any insight would be great.
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Posted by: Novocaine  (9 years ago)
My bottom wisdom teeth were poking through my gums. The one on the upper left side was impacted. Five days ago, I had all of them removed. The procedure was quick and easy. In the days following the procedure, everything was fine. I got mild pain and swelling but I guess those are just normal after an extraction.

Today, I noticed something yellowish from the area where the impacted wisdom tooth was removed. The area does not hurt. Should I be concerned? Does anyone know what could this be? It does not look like a bone. Any insight would be great.


Hey stormyday,

A dry socket is a common extraction complication involving wisdom teeth. But the fact that there is pus and you don't experience pain, leads me to believe this is something else. If your clot looks fine, I'm suspecting you probably had an infection that preceded the extraction and this is just a part of the same. I'm sorry I can't be anymore specific but an oral surgeon will be able to narrow this down better.

Meanwhile, you can help manage this infection by getting on antibiotics (if you aren't on one) and rinsing the area with warm salt-water. Good luck!
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