Infected wisdom tooth extraction sites?

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    Dtab18

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    So I got all four of my wisdom teeth out almost 3 weeks ago and I am still experiencing some pain on one side. Ibuprofen helps get rid of the pain but I am worried that this is not normal. I am also worried because there is a red growth that formed near the extraction site and looks like there is another one beginning to form on the other side.. I have attached photos of each. What does this mean?
     
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    Could be a bony sequestrum or even osteomyelitis. Warrants a look and X-ray to diagnose but definitely get this checked out.
     
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    I hve a similar situation 4 weeks post extraction. Dentist said its not an infection did youfigure out what it was?
     
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    First my dentist gave me antibiotics in case of infection then once I was able to see the oral surgeon who did the surgery, he used a syringe and drained the extraction sites. After that it felt a lot better and went away soon. But I think he said it was just a flap of skin. So I suggest going back to see whoever did the surgery.
     
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    Thanks for your reply. Thing is im very wary of taking antibiotics because they send my stomach into hell. How would I know if its an infection? Every dentist here is closed for eid holidays and cant see one before 2 days :(
     
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