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Woodway, TX
A 19-year-old female asked:

on tuesday i will hit my 3rd week of healing. wisdom teeth extraction. anyways is it normal that yellow/whiteish liquid is coming out of the hole wher?

2 doctor answers4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Louis Sterling
Prosthodontics 37 years experience
No: By this time, the surgical site should be pink or reddish/ pink with no drainage coming from the site. Return to the surgeon for a check up.
Dr. Arnold Malerman
Orthodontics 53 years experience
No: Call the Surgeon for reevaluation.

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How long after my wisdom teeth extraction before can I brush my teeth with toothpaste again?

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Is it okay to smoke weed after wisdom teeth extraction?

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Dr. Thomas Davis
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A 29-year-old member asked:

Can you drink kefir after wisdom teeth extraction?

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Dr. Albert E. Klitzke
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Avoid alcohol: I am not familiar with kefir. The main thing to avoid after extractions is alcohol. You also want to avoid and hot liquids until the anesthetic wears off.

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