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A 20-year-old female asked:

I had my left bottom moular removed 38 hours ago, my mouth tastes bad, it hurts, and the clot is reddish and yellowish, is that normal?

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Dr. Paul Grin
Pain Management 37 years experience
Tooth extraction: is a surgical procedure and is not completely risk-free. Pain and swelling and bad taste following surgery is usually at its worst 24 – 48 hours after surgery. If you have undergone the tedious procedure of surgical extraction, these symptoms are common. If after 7 days no improvement, see your dentist or an oral surgeon for post-op appointment.
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