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Extractions Ask The Prosthodontist Christopher McFarland Question:
Drainage from extraction site: I asked my regular dentist (not the one who did the extraction) if it was normal to still have pain and salty drainage from an extraction site after 3 weeks (tooth was upper left).

She said it was fine because it was closed up, but it is hard and light yellow/white. Should I ask the oral surgeon to look at it? When will the drainage go away? ...Visitor from NY

Answer:
You don't mention what tooth was extracted but unless it was a wisdom tooth that was at least partially impacted, things should be feeling pretty good after 3 weeks.

I'd go ahead and check in with the surgeon who removed the tooth. He/she will know how difficult the tooth was to remove and have a better sense of how it should be healing

Christopher McFarland, DMD
Atlanta Prosthodontist - Periodontist
2530 Lawrenceville Highway
Decatur - Duluth - Atlanta, GA
(770) 492-0256

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