Does my wisdom tooth extraction area look infected???

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    It’s been 4 days since I got all 4 impacted wisdom teeth taken out. Last night this one bled for the first time, and I couldn’t get it to stop after 2 hours so I just went to sleep. It’s still slightly bleeding this morning, but looks horrible. The stitch also kind of looks like it’s coming loose. Does it look infected? The red spot isn’t blood I can wipe away, it stays there.
     

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    MattKW Verified Dentist

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    It's rare to have infections after healthy wisdom teeth extractions. Can't think of the last occasion for me. Infection would be diagnosed by facial swelling, pain, and possible fever.
    You just appear to be healing normally - it will take 2 weeks for the wound to finish initial healing, and 3 months for the bone to reshape.
     
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    Thank you!! Im hoping it doesn’t get infected since I’m not on antibiotics. My face did get more swollen today which worries me. Does it look swollen from this picture? There’s white surrounding it.
     

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    Too hard to say. I haven't had to give antibiotics in my memory, unless there was already significant infection present. They shouldn't be given routinely post-op for uninfected extractions.
     
    MattKW, Jun 16, 2019 at 3:03 AM
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