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What to use to clean infected wisdom tooth extraction site?

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Dr. Tony Menendez
Dentistry - Prosthodontics

In brief: Infected?

Whether infected or a dry socket, seek the care of a dentist asap.
Normal healing sockets should not be disturbed and may appear whitish, almost like oatmeal.

In brief: Infected?

Whether infected or a dry socket, seek the care of a dentist asap.
Normal healing sockets should not be disturbed and may appear whitish, almost like oatmeal.
Dr. Tony Menendez
Dr. Tony Menendez
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Dr. Douglas Tavenner, jr.
Dentistry - Cosmetic

In brief: Not your job

Don't clean the extractin site.
The healing tissue cannot be disturbed otherwise you will get a painful dry socket. It most likely is not infected - even though you think it is, you do not know what to look for. Only if the dentist determines there is infection in the area, then he will give you an antibiotic to take. Do not make assumptions about what you see. - dentist needs to see.

In brief: Not your job

Don't clean the extractin site.
The healing tissue cannot be disturbed otherwise you will get a painful dry socket. It most likely is not infected - even though you think it is, you do not know what to look for. Only if the dentist determines there is infection in the area, then he will give you an antibiotic to take. Do not make assumptions about what you see. - dentist needs to see.
Dr. Douglas Tavenner, jr.
Dr. Douglas Tavenner, jr.
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