A 26-year-old female asked:
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What should the color of a healing tooth extraction blood clot look like, I got my tooth extracted 2 days ago and it's a white an yellow color?

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Dr. Ronald Smith
39 years experience in Dentistry
White is normal: in the mouth a healing cut or sore will be white. A similar scab on the skin would be a dark red to black. What you describe is normal healing. Do not disturb the extraction site.
Answered on Apr 13, 2018
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