I recently got my molar extracted, and at first, there was like a pool of blood in the hole the tooth was, and now it has some white stuff in it. What is it? Should I remove it? Is it an infection?
What’s The White Stuff In My Tooth Extraction Site?
Call your dentist if the “white stuff” or the extraction area is hurting and/or bleeding excessively. If it’s not, then great. The “white stuff” is actually good stuff – it means you’re healing well.
It’s called the granulation tissue. It basically protects the blood clot you first saw and your open wound as it heals until the new bone or gum tissue can form.
Thanks a lot!
Also, the granulation tissue can fall off, and your bone and nerves will be exposed, and you’ll be in pain. If it does, it means you have a dry socket. Your socket gets dry when the blood clot is dislodged or doesn’t form properly. This is rare, though, but just saying, so you don’t try to mess with it and remove it.