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Yellowish-white scars on inside of cheeks. Had wisdom teeth removed. Infection?

I had my wisdom teeth removed a month ago and I though the spots healed but all of a sudden it became swollen the other day and yellow pus came out just that day and now I have weird yellow white Ish scars on both insides of my cheeks, Ive been taking some extra antibiotics I still have and washing my mouth with salt water, I can t get an appointment with someone till Thursday and I m freaking out, what is this?? An infection? Am I going to be okay? I m really worried! Will I have to have some crazy surgery done or something? If you can t tell already this has kept me bothered for the past couple nights causing me terrible stress and little to no sleep, I just wanna know If I m going to be okay and what might happen
Asked On : Sat, 4 Aug 2012
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Dentist, Prosthodontics 's  Response
The yellow oozing liquid or pus means that there is residual infection in the socket where you got the wisdom tooth extracted. Warm saline gargles will help to a certain extent to drain out the pus from the area but you definitely need a stronger doze of antibiotics under your dentists supervision. The infection can be eliminated and there is no need to worry so much. The yellow white line you have mentioned in your cheeks both sides may be a bite line which is at the junction where upper and lower teeth meet and is completely normal. Yoa are going to be perfectly alright soon. I recommend that you keep the socket clean by gargling, warm salt water rinses, use of antibacterial mouth washes till you visit your dentist.
Answered: Tue, 7 Aug 2012
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Dentist, Periodontics Dr. Avinash BS's  Response
hello jkrussell93

If you say there was an yellow discharge and swelling, then probably its an infection. I recommend that you meet your dentist and get examined thoroughly. don't worry, even if there is infection it can be treated. probably a different antibiotics may be required or drainage or pus may have to be done. don't worry you'll be alright.

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Answered: Sun, 5 Aug 2012
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