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Abscess drained out. Tooth removed which was giving trouble. White stuff around gum line, swelling still there. Is this skin or drainage?

I had an abcess drained on friday in emergency room. monday got the drain taken out as well as the tooth that was causing the trouble. I noticed white stuff around my gum line where drain was. Is this skin or drainage? I tried to remove it gentle but wouldnt come out. Also there is still swelling along my jaw line. Should I be concerned or is this just part of the process?
Asked On : Sun, 24 Jun 2012
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General & Family Physician 's  Response
Thanks for query,
Nothing to worry,it may be debris of infected materials.As healing will take place,it will go away.
I presume that an antibiotic and anti inflammatory medicine might have given.
Go for daily cleaning and dressing.
Do antiseptic liquid gargles.
Ok and bye.
Answered: Sun, 24 Jun 2012
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Internal Medicine Specialist Dr. Ram Choudhary's  Response
Hi Forsythia77,
Drainage of the abscess and leaving a drain in situ for few days is standrad technique.
The white area at the site of drain is known as slough and is essentially part of the process of healing and is a harmless sequelae.
It will get resolved in coming 5 to 7 days and swelling around will also go away.
You need not do any intervention.
Wish you a good health.
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