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Is a lot of puss normal after a tooth extraction?

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Dr Steven Koos
Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial

In brief: If abscessed tooth

Then the removal could promote drainage, and some could/would be normal and beneficial.
If the drainage is persistent and new after a few days, then you need further evaluation for non-resolving abscess, another source, retained root tip, another fascial space involved with infection that was not drained, infection tracked via needle, bony fragments, etc.

In brief: If abscessed tooth

Then the removal could promote drainage, and some could/would be normal and beneficial.
If the drainage is persistent and new after a few days, then you need further evaluation for non-resolving abscess, another source, retained root tip, another fascial space involved with infection that was not drained, infection tracked via needle, bony fragments, etc.
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Dr Robert Wilkoff
Dentistry

In brief: Be cautious...

No, unless the tooth was extracted in an emergency situation where there was a large area of abscess or infection.
The pus could just be draining normally. Consult with the treating dentist if things don't improve quickly.

In brief: Be cautious...

No, unless the tooth was extracted in an emergency situation where there was a large area of abscess or infection.
The pus could just be draining normally. Consult with the treating dentist if things don't improve quickly.
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