I have some yellowish things in my wisdom tooth surgery site. Do I have dry socket? (photo)

I just removed my wisdom tooth 8 days ago through surgery. Today i notice a deep hole and some yellowish stuff inside. There is no pain unless i bite too hard. There is no pus coming out. And around the stitches have already healed completely. Do i have a dry socket?

Doctor Answers 1

No Dry Socket

The simple answer is no.  The third molar area you have on photograph most likely represents a mixture or healing tissue, blood clot and possible food debris.  Dry socket is ussually with progressive pain that continues to worrsen as several days pass.  Having pain while biting hard is normal for recovery.


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