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Had tooth extraction. Brown lump in area. Is this a cause for concern?

Had tooth out this monday as had bad infection under tooth. Have rinsed with warm salt water every 4 hours and used corsodyl daily as advised after brushing and meals. But tonight checked the area where the tooth came out and found a brown meaty looking lump that has given me concers as i know this is not food as have made sure to not chew on this side of the mouth and wondering if there is cause for cocern.
Asked On : Sun, 18 Nov 2012
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Hello & welcome,
Brown lump after extraction of the tooth is nothing but the indication of proper healing of the socket & needs no special treatment unless got infected secondarily.
Even you have not mentioned any more symptoms related to it which shows absence of pain & discomfort.

But as the tooth was infected before extraction, you will have to take care of the extraction socket by proper cleaning. Gargling after taking meals or after brushing is proper way to avoid any food lodgement in the extraction socket & you are already doing that.

If you get any pain or swelling there in the same location ,you can visit your dentist for clinical examination.

Take care.
Answered: Mon, 19 Nov 2012
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