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My saliva is a little on the yellow-brown side. Could this be from a dry socket or infection or is this normal?

My saliva is a little on the yellow-brown side. Could this be from a dry socket or infection or is this normal?

Yellow saliva: If you have had extractions done, this could be a normal post-operative event. Colored saliva could also be from a heavily seasoned diet such as curry or it could also be a sign of stomach upset and acid reflux. ...Read more

Dr. Hamid Sajjadi
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Infection (Definition)

Infections are invasions of some other organism (fungus, bacteria, parasite) or viruses into places where they do not belong. For instance, we have normal gut bacteria that live within us without causing problems; however, when those penetrate the bowel wall and enter the bloodstream, ...Read more


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Tooth pulled 2 days ago, have been Smokin the entire time and clot appears black. Infection? White cloudy stuff inside clot dry socket? Please help

Tooth pulled 2 days ago, have been Smokin the entire time and clot appears black. Infection? White cloudy stuff inside clot dry socket? Please help

Tooth: Firstly not a good idea to smoke especially after oral surgery. Clot appearing black may be normal. If there is no redness or increased pains or even pus, the area is unlikely to be infected. The "white cloudy stuff" may be dead tissue from the surgery... but if the symptoms persist please call your dentist. ...Read more

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What does an infection or dry socket where my wisdom teeth were removed look like?

Exhudate, pus: If there is pus or exhudate draining in the area you may have an infection and should get antibiotic treatment, dry socket is very painful. ...Read more

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I am still having extreme pain 3 weeks after tooth extraction with no dry socket and the socket is not closing. I don't have an infection either.

I am still having extreme pain 3 weeks after tooth extraction with no dry socket and the socket is not closing. I don't have an infection either.

Osteomyelitis?: You may have osteomyelitis. Infection of the bone. See an oral surgeon. Make sure he gets xrays. I've seen this and it can be serious. ...Read more

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How to tell if you have a dry socket or infection after wisdom teeth removal?

Dry socket: The only way to tell for sure is to have the extraction site examined.
See your dentist or oral surgeon for an examination. ...Read more

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I had my two lower wisdom teeth removed 16 days ago. What are the chances for dry socket and infection at this point?

Dry socket: Dry sockets usually occur within 2-3 days of an extraction. After 16 days the sockets should have clotted and begun to heal.
Unless you are having pain, swelling or drainage from the socket, they are not infected.
If you are still having discomfort, you should check back with the surgeon. ...Read more

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Wisdom teeth out last thurs. Can I still get a dry socket? I have an infection already & just took my 1st dose of amox.

Wisdom teeth out last thurs. Can I still get a dry socket? I have an infection already & just took my 1st dose of amox.

Maybe: Finish your antibiotics. Don't smoke, drink through a straw, no spitting (no negative pressure in your mouth) and you should be fine. ...Read more

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How long after molar extraction before infection risk drops, dry socket risk decreases, and routine can resume including a beer at the ball game?

How long after molar extraction before infection risk drops, dry socket risk decreases, and routine can resume including a beer at the ball game?

A few days: If you had a simple extraction you can resume normal activities after only a few days with low risk of complications or healing problems. If you had a difficult or surgical extraction it would be a little longer. Everyone is different so talk to your dentist or surgeon and use common sense. Don't push things too fast
a beer should hurt but be the popcorn and peanuts may. ...Read more

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Could asthma inhalers cause an infection after my tooth extraction? No dry socket.

Could asthma inhalers cause an infection after my tooth extraction? No dry socket.

Unlikely: Inhaled steroids might cause fungal pharyngitis in general, that's why it is advisable to gargle or drink water after using them, the same applies after tooth extraction, wash your mouth after usage, bronchodilator inhalers aren't known to cause infection, wash your mouth anyways after using either type if you're concerned ...Read more

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I always have bad taste in my mouth and bad breath. Is this infection, or dry socket?

Recent tooth out?: If you had a recent tooth extracted it could be a dry socket. Otherwise this suggests gum disease. See your dentist or a periodontist. ...Read more

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I got a tooth pulled on the 26.6 turned into a very infected dry socket it felt like it got better, now my gums are very sore is there an infection

Evaluation: Please have the dentist who extracted the tooth evaluate the healing. Can't possibly tell, sight unseen, over the internet, if you have an infection. ...Read more

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I had 2 wisdowm teeth removed this past Tuesday. I'm vomiting due to a virus, can this cause dry socket? What about an infection?

I had 2 wisdowm teeth removed this past Tuesday. I'm vomiting due to a virus, can this cause dry socket? What about an infection?

No, it cannot.: Dry Socket mostly occurs 1-2 days after extraction and its not an infection. Symptoms are pain which increases with time, bad breath, hollow socket (no clot). So, if teeth were removed on tuesday its been 4-5 days so most likely u are safe. And Virus infection doesn't cause dry socket. Vomiting might cause discomfort in mouth after muscles stretch.
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2yrs wisdom tooth pain, removed 4wks ago, still in extreme pain, x-ray normal no infection, little dry socket not over gum, still in this much pain?

Return: Return to the Dentist or specialist Oral Surgeon for post-surgical reevaluation and appropriate treatment. Cause could be infection, nerve trauma, bone trauma, or other reasons. ...Read more

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What are the signs and symptoms of dry socket?

Two to three: Two to three days after your extraction if you have some uber sensitivity to cold with much throbbing like the pounding of your heart inside those sockets there is a chance they are dry or infected. Best to let the surgeon place a dry socket dressing or paste down in the socket to soothe it and help it to re-heal. If you are taking any meds for osteoporosis or chemotherapy please let your doc know. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of dry socket tooth?

What are the symptoms of dry socket tooth?

Pain: A dry socket can occur if a person has a tooth removed and then upsets the healing "clot". This can happen by any suction that can dislodge the clot from the socket, thus revealing the bony socket to the oral envirnoment. So, smoking, using a straw, or sucking up on the socket should be avoided. ...Read more

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What are symptoms of dry socket after tooth extraction?

What are symptoms of dry socket after tooth extraction?

Pain and foul taste: Most patients who are diagnosed witn a dry socket complain of varying degrees of pain and a foul taste, usually within 2-5 days following the extraction of the tooth. In my practice, the majority of dry sockets occur with extractions in the lower jaw. ...Read more

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Dry Socket (Definition)

Occurs when there is a complication in the healing after a tooth extraction. It is an inflammation of the bone where a tooth was removed and the blood clot was lost, exposing the bone. Produces a foul ...Read more