Question about infection


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Long ago, I went to a top specialist dentist and had a tooth extracted. He put in a bone graft because he felt it's best, and I remember him saying after he was done that he had cleaned out the socket of a lot of nasty infection.

Today, I went to a general dentist and had two adjacent teeth extract, one had a clear infection. He recommended against a bone graft, but in particular, he pulled the teeth and didn't spend one second on any sort of 'cleaning the infection'.

I asked him about it, and he said 'all of that goes away on its own naturally'.

My question is - was he lazy/low service, or did he do a perfectly appropriate treatment and the first dentist was somehow an exception?

For what it's worth, I'm in that 3 hours later period trying to not screw up the clot, eating some yogurt, and there's some decent pain so I just took some tylenol and the first amoxicillin he prescribed (though I took it about 6 weeks ago for the same infection, he knew that).
 
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I'm wondering what it means that the thread gets views quickly, then stops getting views; 18 now; but no replies. Is it people reading it and not having a comment? Is it some sort of bots that read threads? Who knows.
 

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Usually after an extraction, the dentist will currette the area to remove any contaminants and stimulate beneficial bleeding to clot and close the wound.
 
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Thanks, he didn't. It was pull it out, done, have assistant put gauze. How should I view that? I'm wondering if it was sub-standard, whether to expect any worse outcome, whether to use this dentist again.
 
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