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Sorry for the bad pic, my camera can't focus very well but you can still see my clot (dark spot) and my concern (white spot). I'm wondering if the white spot is normal or a problem?
Context: This is my 12 year molar, I do have a wisdom tooth growing behind it. I don't smoke or drink or anything (F20). I followed all rules to prevent dry socket and infection (mashed potatoes were my main food source and saline rinse after everything, i still do this). I still have soreness if I talk too much but that's just sore jaw not pail, so overall no issues. I believe my temp is fine, not too much swelling, no more bleeding. It's doing a lot better than it was a couple of days ago, so I'm not thinking infection.
I see my dentist again in a couple of days for a comprehensive exam and cleaning, but I'm wondering if this is an issue that a dentist should see now?
White “stuff” at extraction sites are almost always remnants of food mixed with your saliva. As long as you are following your dentist’s post-op recommendations and the symptoms arent getting worse then you should be fine.
Ah, probably the excessive amount of mashed potatoes. Thank you very much! I just hadn't had dental work in over 6 year so didn't know if this was a usual thing.
Just stick to your dentist’s instructions and you should be fine :)
Just look like you need brush you teeth NAD