Is this a dry socket?

Discussion in 'Oral Surgery' started by Ajgarcia, Aug 29, 2018.

  1. Ajgarcia


    Aug 29, 2018
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    I got all four of my wisdom teeth pulled out exactly a week ago. I can’t really see my top extractions, but the bottom two had previously been filled with this yellowish creaming colored substance. I was brushing me teeth when I think I accidentally brushed on one of the extractions, causing whatever that yellowish/creamish substance to come out. I looked and this black hole started bleeding. I put a gauze for about 30 mins. I took it out and now it’s just this black hole. Is this a dry socket???

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    MattKW Verified Dentist

    Mar 18, 2018
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    A dry socket will occur 3-4 days post-op and result in extreme pain, foul odour, and bad taste. So you're past the danger period. The yellowish stuff was probably just skin peeling off - you don't form dry scabs in the mouth. You're OK! :)
    MattKW, Aug 29, 2018
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