Wisdom tooth infection???! Help


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Hello, I had my wisdom teeth extracted around 4 days ago. I am still experiencing pain and a tiny bit of swelling but it has improved. I am worried that my bottom tooth suture may be infected as there is a white past near the suture that stings when I swish with salt water. I have read on certain websites that it’s normal and others that it’s an infection. I can’t see my dentist until Friday so I would really appreciate anyone’s help! I have been ensuring to do all that the dentist instructed btw.
 

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During normal healing of an extraction socket, the tissue sometimes appears yellow and then later turns pink as the normal process of healing progresses. It is also normal for some food to get stuck to the sutures, and this can also appear yellow. Some pain and swelling is normal 4 days after a surgical extraction and if the pain is improving, it is a good sign. My advice is to give it at least a week, and continue to keep the wound as clean as possible. Rinse with salt water or mouthrinse ( if prescribed ) and if there is no improvement at all, go and see your dentist, to make sure there is no infection.
 

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