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Had wisdom tooth extracted. Have had some sensitivity, blood clots, whiteness seen. What is it?

I had my wisdom teeth extracted on Friday, and I have been trying to do everything the surgeon told me to do. I ve had some sensitivity in my teeth (it moves around - today it s the back teeth, yesterday, it was up front, and today, I noticed that the area where the blood clots were is now white. One area is white and floppy... Will this always be floppy? Or should it be stitched down or cut off? Thanks!
Asked On : Sat, 5 Jan 2013
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Dentist 's  Response
hello and welcome to HCM forum,
According to the history provided here i will provide you with the best possible answer,
Following extraction, a wound is formed at the site, it undergoes healing on its own and takes about 10 -15 days.
I appreciate that you are following the instructions given by your dentist,
The blood clot gradually undergoes fibrosis which gives it white color.
For the sensitivity i will advise you to see your dentist , he/she might prescribe some anti-sensitivity tooth paste.
Do not worry you will be fine a few weeks,
remember to maintain proper oral hygiene.
i hope this answer was useful,
i wish you good health
take care.
Answered: Sun, 6 Jan 2013
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Dentist Dr. Deepika Attresh's  Response
Hello & welcome
don't worry whatever symptoms you are feeling are normal.
As wisdom tooth extraction is done recently some exposed bone is there in socket causing sensitivity, to prevent this start doing warm saline rinse and betadine rinses, make sure that no food debris should get collected at that site so maintain proper oral hygiene.
The white tissue visible is granulation or healing tissue so no need for any further treatment.
thanks and take care.
Answered: Sun, 6 Jan 2013
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