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All wisdom teeth extracted with stitches, woke up with yellow things around stitches. Infection ?

i got all 4 of my wisdom teeth extracted on tue afternoon. I got stitches on both bottem because they were only crowning and not fully grown out yet. Today (saturday) i woke up seeing that there are yellow things on and around my stitches. It doesnt hurt and smell. I did see a little the night before but i didnt think much. I always rince my mouth with salt and water when i wake up, at noon, at night, and always after i eat. could it be an infection or will it go away itself?
Asked On : Wed, 5 Dec 2012
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  Anonymous's Response
there's nothing to worry about...what yellowish liquid you are talking about is normal signifies that healing is taking place....this yellowish discharge is nothing but granulation no need to panic.

if you would have been experiencing pain or persistent swelling around the affected area then it might have been infection....since nothing like this is happening to you it means you are normal.
Answered: Tue, 25 Dec 2012
Dentist Dr. Neha Sumra's  Response
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Wisdom teeth extraction is complicated surgical procedure & takes more than normal time in healing.
This yellowish thing is granulation tissue seen during healing.Its nothing to worry about.
If there would have been increased swelling after extraction or persistent pain after 10 days then it would have been infection case.
You take prescribed medicines.Also do betadine gargles twice a day.
Consult your dentist for check-up.

Take Care
Answered: Sun, 23 Dec 2012
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Dentist Dr. Chris Herman's  Response
What you are seeing is normal during the healing process after a wisdom tooth extraction. As long as you do not have an immediate increase and swelling, it should not be infected. If you notice a sudden increase or swelling, then I recommend returning to the surgeon for addition treatment. Usually in the case of infection, a regimen of antibiotics are prescribed. Sound like you are healing as expected though.

Hope this helps
Answered: Wed, 5 Dec 2012
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Dentist Dr. A.S.Vimalashree's  Response
if its not smelling or hurting then its just plaque deposited arond the stitches. you should do warm salt water rinses 3-4 times a day to maintain hygiene
Answered: Thu, 6 Dec 2012
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