A 28-year-old female asked:
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i had a top molar tooth extracted 4 days ago. the clot is very dark, almost black with light spots. is that normal? it doesn't hurt, just looks gross.

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Dr. Durga Komaragiri
31 years experience Internal Medicine
Normal: Normal for a clot. If purulent drainage or foul smell and a fevr seek medical help.
Answered on Nov 12, 2013
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