I had 2 teeth extracted upper and lower jaw(13+19) 3 days ago. The lower extraction feels swollen... itchy and appears white in the socket along with blood substance, assume it's part of the clot. Upper extraction, hard to see but has some sore on the outside of the gum. I am on amoxicilln 500 but also had gastric bypass 5 years ago and don't think antibiotic is being absorbed appropriately. Is this white stuff, swelling normal?

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  • Dr.Ritz

    Dr.Ritz 09 - August - 2009, at 20:08 PM

  • the white stuff and swelling after 3 days of extraction is normal if you do not have the severe pain just the discomfort. to be on the safer side start doing warm saline rinses 2 to 3 times a day and try to maintain good oral hygeine. norally the swelling should go with in a week and healing should be there. if it is after that also then you can visit yor dentist. for more infrmation on tooth extraction you can visit the following link http://www.identalhub.com/article_do's-and-don'ts-after-tooth-extraction-153.aspx

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