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infected extraction?

HELLO ,
I HAD AN EXTRACTION ON FEB. 23RD. AND ITS BEEN VERY PAINFUL . I FELT NASTY STUFF GOIN DOWN MY THROAT AT NIGHT ALSO I STUCK A BRIGHT LIGHT IN THERE AND SEEN YELLOW STUFF IN THE HOLE OF THE EXTRACTION? IS THAT MEAN IM INFECTED. I DID HOWEVER GO TO THE REDI CLINIC AND THEY DONT AS YOU MAY KNOW ...THEY DONOT KNOW MUCH ABOUT TEETH BUT THEY GAVE ME PENCILLIIN AND IM TAKE'N IT 4 TIMES A DAY. THIS IS THE 4TH DAY I BEEN ON IT AND STILL MY EXTRACTION SITE IS LIKE DISCHARGING YELLOW STUFF IT TAST HORRRRRRIBLE. I MEAN REALLY NASTY. I CLEAN IT OUT WITH A QTIP AND ORALJEL ANTISEPTIC RINCE IT'S MADE FOR MOUTH SORES AND TEETH PROBLEMS SO I GOT A FEW BOTTLES FROM THE STORE LOL I'VE WENT THREW LIKE 5 OF THEM. I CANNOT STAND THAT NASTY TAST IN MY MOUTH SO I BEEN CLEANING THE HOLE OUT SEVERAL TIMES A DAY AND BRUSHING AND RINSING SEVERAL TIMES A DAY! I HAD THE MOLAR REMOVED ON THE LEFT LOWER THE ONE INFRONT OF MY WISDOM TOOTH..WHICH IS IMPACTED SO IT ENDED UP RUINING THE MOLAR INFRONT OF THEM THATS WHY I HAD IT REMOVED. NOW MY WISDOM TOOTH MADE A BIG HOLE BUSTING THREW SIDEWAYS THEN I HAVE THE HOLE LEEKING OUT PUSS YELLOW LIKE STUFF INFRONT OF IT UGH..IT'S *****..ANY ADVICE FOR ME? SHOULD I GO BACK TO THE ER CLINIC? MY DENTIST IS MILES AWAY WISH HE WAS CLOSER THEN THIS WOULDNT BE SO HARD TO DEAL WITH BUT...MILES AND MILES AND ONLY GOT MEDICAIDE...I LIVE IN SMALL TOWN WHERE NO ONE TAKES MY COVERAGE .HOW LONG SHOULD I LET IT GO B4 GOIN BACK TO ER
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You should go back to the dentist.  It normally will be relatively pain free in a week or so.  The socket itself may take a few months to close completely so food may be getting stuck in there causing a bad taste but that is usually resolved with diligent oral hygiene which is what it sounds like you're doing.  If there is an infection, the antibiotics should work to clear it up and you should start to feel better after 3 days but you might want to finish the full course before you go to your dentist if you want to take a wait and see approach.  I'm more concerned about the pain than the bad taste only cause it could be food getting stuck in there.
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