A 32-year-old female asked:
five days ago i had my lower right wisdom tooth pulled and i want to know is it normal for the extraction site to change colors?
3 doctor answers
Dr. Kim Capehart answered
19 years experience Dentistry
Yes: From an open site where tooth was to blood clot colors to healing colors of gingiva to other reasons that you may need to go back to your surgeon to evaluate.
Answered on Oct 13, 2012
Dr. Richard Ruden answered
37 years experience Dentistry
Yes: Extraction sockets heal from the bottom up. Healing time will be between 5 and 6 months. During that period, especially during the first three months the, gum tissue and the gum bone around the empty socket will make changes in both size and shape. You shouldn't feel any discomfort after about the third to fourth week. After the fourth week color changes will not be noticeable.
Answered on May 13, 2017
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