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Had wisdom tooth extracted. Granulation tissue, turning yellow. Dry socket?

Hi, I just got my wisdom tooth on the right bottom side extracted 6 days ago. It stopped hurting the third day and fourth day I felt some pain. Fifth day it got a little worse. I noticed there s so granulation tissue and it was white but started turning yellow and it s coming out. Is that a sign I m getting dry socket? It s worrying me
Asked On : Sun, 20 Jan 2013
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Dentist 's  Response

this can be initial stage of dry socket.

it has to be examined clinically by a dentist to know the condion of extraction socket.

take frequent warm saline gargle.

obtundant dressing using iodoform gauze has to be done.
take complete course of antibiotics and analgesics prescribed by your dentist.


Answered: Sun, 20 Jan 2013
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Dentist Dr. Deepthi Reddy's  Response
Thank you for the query.
Yes, according to the history ,it suggests of a dry socket formation. Usually dry socket develops 2 or 3 days after the extraction it can vary as well. I would advice you to see your dentist. Irrigation with betadine and saline followed by application of zincoxide eugenol pack on the wound will help in healing as well will reduce pain . This should be followed by a course of antibiotic and analgesic. Hope this would help you .
Answered: Mon, 21 Jan 2013
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Dentist Dr. Deepika Attresh's  Response
hello & welcome
to make a diagnosis of dry socket information is slight incomplete.
if you have deep gnawing pain that is continuous than we can suspect dry socket, but if pain is intermittent than we can rule out dry socket.
this pain may be due to food lodgement also so maintain proper oral hygiene, do warm saline rinses and betadine gargles.
if pain is continuous than please visit to your dentist for further assistance.
thanks & take care
Answered: Mon, 21 Jan 2013
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Dentist Dr. Farah Hussain's  Response
Hello and welcome to HCM,
Dry socket is a painful condition usually caused due to dislodgement of blood clot from the extraction socket that will expose the alveolar bone leading to inflammation. it is usually seen 3 to 4 days post extraction. i can suspect dry socket in your case. you can start gargling with lukewarm saline water or antiseptic mouthwashes which will give soothing effect. visit a dentist and get the condition confirmed,the area needs to be flushed with betadine followed by antiseptic dressing of zinc oxide eugenol. this pack need to be replaced every 2 days till the symptoms subside. take care.
Answered: Mon, 21 Jan 2013
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