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Yellow stuff stuck in wisdom tooth extraction socket, Nope,

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Yellow stuff stuck in wisdom tooth extraction socket
JA: Do you have any gum pain? Do you any discomfort in your jaw?
Customer: Nope
JA: Please give me a bit more information, so the dentist can help you best.
Customer: It tastes foul and I got them out 21 days ago Am wondering if it's normal
Submitted: 1 month ago.
Category: Dental
Expert:  Just Dental Truths! replied 1 month ago.

Yellow, infers some infection,by merely it's color.

I'm assuming you are likely rinsing out gingerly several times per day. Do keep that up. Warm water, some salt with it may/may not be as much help as the water alone, but do rinse. It cleans out the infection.

I'm assuming you have antibiotics, is so keep taking them till they are gone please. The most difficult after extractions is generally the first 3 days or so. After that, thing will generally always be "on the mend" largely.

Take pain meds as needed only.

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Dr. Rampton

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Customer: replied 1 month ago.
Hi, thank you for your answer. I'm a bit concerned because my dentist said there was no infection. I have amoxicillin at home but wasn't prescribed it. Should I take it anyway? Also, could it just be food stuck in there? The hole is quite deep and I can't really seem to get everything out. Also, could an infection develop 21 days later?

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