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i had an upper molar tooth extraction 12 days ago. theres no more pain but theres soft yellow stuff hanging a bit from the extraction site. normal?

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Dr. Theresa Henderson
41 years experience Pulmonary Critical Care
Tooth extraction : Healing incisions and/or wounds produce a serum that is yellow. With no pain this is likely part of the healing of the extraction. If there were to be increasing pain and/or swelling this could and likely would indicate infection. Your description appears to fall within normal healing range but if worried, call your Oral surgeon.
Answered on Jan 6, 2020
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Dr. Jerry Brown
Dr. Jerry Brown commented
53 years experience Prosthodontics
I would immediately contact the dentist/ oral surgeon who extracted the tooth.
Mar 13, 2018
Dr. Randy Stevens
24 years experience General Surgery
Suture: You had a molar removed. There might be a stich that is being absorbed. Try to leave it alone. If you note pain bleeding or excessive redness then see your doctor or dentist
Answered on Mar 13, 2018
Dr. John Goldman
55 years experience Rheumatology
Tissue : I suspect that this is residual dental tissue which was around the tooth. Your Dentist can clarify this and probably remove it
Answered on Mar 11, 2018
Dr. Arnold Malerman
53 years experience Orthodontics
Normal: But to be sure call your treating General Dentist or Oral Surgeon. Also discuss need to replace missing tooth to prevent collapse of your dentition.
Answered on Mar 12, 2018

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