I had all four wisdom teeth extracted yesterday morning and have followed my oral surgeon's post-op care instructions carefully. I frequently check to see that the blood clots are intact, and today I noticed a whitish-yellow substance in the lower sockets, on top of the blood clots. Is this normal, and if it is bacteria, is it harmful?
Your surgeon should be available to handle your immediate post-operative questions.
What you are describing may be normal fibrin forming over the clot. If you are experiencing worsening pain, swelling or foul discharge from the socket you should call your doctor.
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