Possible Dry Socket or Infection?


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3 days ago I had 2 up my upper back teeth extracted. At night when a lay down I have this salty like drainage that comes in my mouth. I try to always spit it in a cup just in case it’s infection. I little bearable pain I do have can 9/10 be stopped with Tylenol. However, I’m very worried that I have an infection by the way my sockets look. Could someone please help me out?
 

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Dr M

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Good day

Usually a dry socket is accompanied by severe pain. If the pain is bearable, most likely this is only part of the normal healing process. The yellow colour is not necessarily signs of infection. " Scar " or granulation tissue is usually yellow in colour and then later turns pink.
 
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Good day

Usually a dry socket is accompanied by severe pain. If the pain is bearable, most likely this is only part of the normal healing process. The yellow colour is not necessarily signs of infection. " Scar " or granulation tissue is usually yellow in colour and then later turns pink.
This information definitely puts my mind at extreme ease! Thank you!
 

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