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A 32-year-old female asked:

Just woke up went to brush my teeth & gargle with salt water and i noticed the whitish color stuff i had in my extraction site is not there. normal?

2 doctor answers3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Scott Harwood
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 46 years experience
Yes : Over time the coloration of the extraction site changes until it eventually looks the same as the surrounding tissue. Nothing to be concerned with.
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Dr. Richard Kelner
Dentistry 10 years experience
Extraction: If it was surgical or sutured most dentist place in gelfoam which looks white. If it's several dead old and was partially closed it could just be sloughing tissue.
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Last updated Jul 13, 2021

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