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What causes pus from the site of tooth extraction?

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Posted on Fri, 6 May 2016
Question: I had a tooth pulled on Tues.I have a pus packet that came up thru the extraction site.Is that normal? Im taking Clindimycin 300 mg x 4 times day for infection at base of where tooth was.Does it need to be cut out by the denist?
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Answered by Dr. Honey Arora (31 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Medication given is appropriate, will resolve infection

Detailed Answer:
Hi.
Welcome to HEALTHCARE MAGIC..

I have gone through your query and can understand your concerns.

As per your complaints it seems that there has been infection below the root tips of the tooth that you have got extracted and due to it there has been pus formation that came over when the tooth was extracted

As the tooth got extracted the pus came out as it got the escape way for pus discharge.
The medication advised to you that is Clindamycin which is an antibiotic and is appropriate to resolve the infection.
You should continue taking it as advised by the dentist to you.

In case even after taking antibiotics for about 5 days also there is still pus discharge from the extraction socket, then you need to consult your dentist again..
He can irrigate the socket, do curettage of the socket, re-irrigation with antiseptic solution along with another antibiotic course can help in resolution of infection as well as pus discharge.

Any further queries are welcome.

Hope this information helps.

Thanks and regards.
Dr.Honey Nandwani Arora.

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What causes pus from the site of tooth extraction?

Brief Answer: Medication given is appropriate, will resolve infection Detailed Answer: Hi. Welcome to HEALTHCARE MAGIC.. I have gone through your query and can understand your concerns. As per your complaints it seems that there has been infection below the root tips of the tooth that you have got extracted and due to it there has been pus formation that came over when the tooth was extracted As the tooth got extracted the pus came out as it got the escape way for pus discharge. The medication advised to you that is Clindamycin which is an antibiotic and is appropriate to resolve the infection. You should continue taking it as advised by the dentist to you. In case even after taking antibiotics for about 5 days also there is still pus discharge from the extraction socket, then you need to consult your dentist again.. He can irrigate the socket, do curettage of the socket, re-irrigation with antiseptic solution along with another antibiotic course can help in resolution of infection as well as pus discharge. Any further queries are welcome. Hope this information helps. Thanks and regards. Dr.Honey Nandwani Arora.