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I had a upper left molar extracted and it's been 3 days

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I had a upper...

I had a upper left molar extracted and it's been 3 days there's still a blood clot intact but what looks like a grey/black with white is stuff over the gum is this normal healing? It's my first and I've been really paranoid reading all google is detailing there's also light throbbing and tolerable pain every now and then

Doctor's Assistant: How much are your gums bleeding? Only when brushing and flossing, or even when not?

They aren't bleeding anymore I haven't been able to brush by the extraction site due to swelling which is barely going down

Doctor's Assistant: Have you seen a dentist about the bleeding? How long have you been dealing with this?

There is no bleeding

Doctor's Assistant: Anything else in your medical history you think the dentist should know?

It's been 3 days since the extraction

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Dentist: Dr. Katz, Dentist (DDS or equivalent) replied 1 month ago
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Dentist: Dr. Katz, Dentist (DDS or equivalent) replied 1 month ago

What you are seeing is normal looking granulation tissue. The socket heals from the bottom up and takes about six weeks to close completely. This grayish looking film is what you should see in a normal healing phase. If you have no swelling and the pain is diminishing,you have nothing to worry about.

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Dentist: Dr. Katz, Dentist (DDS or equivalent) replied 1 month ago

Is there anything else that I can help you with?

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