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There is a little green thing in the hole left behind after tooth removal. What is it?

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Published At July 28, 2018
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Patient's Query

Hello doctor,

I had a tooth removed from the back left of my mouth two weeks ago and I have been doing everything the dentist told me to do but I looked in it before and the hole is white but there is a little green thing in the shape of a square sitting on top which I think has been there since the tooth was removed. I was just wondering if you had an idea what it might be because I have looked online and I cannot find anything and now my brain is making me think it is something bad.

Hi,

Welcome to icliniq.com.

When a tooth gets removed from the socket, it is kept open for healing. By the time you start eating food, it is possible that a particle of food might get stuck in the wound which is very common. And if it is painful in mouth opening, then it could be a dry socket. So, please consult your dentist to check out clinically.

Same symptoms don't mean you have the same problem. Consult a doctor now!

Dr. Nupur Prashant Shah
Dr. Nupur Prashant Shah

Dentistry

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