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HomeAnswersDentistrytooth extractionI had a lower molar extracted 11 days ago, and the whitish clot has come out. Is this normal?

Is it normal for the whitish clot to come out after getting your lower molar extracted?

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Answered by

Dr. Divya Banu M

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iCliniq medical review team

Published At November 20, 2022
Reviewed AtDecember 13, 2023

Patient's Query

Hi doctor,

I had a lower molar extracted 11 days ago. Then, about twenty minutes ago, the whitish clot that had been there for days came out. So now I have just a hole. Is this normal? Did I do something wrong?

Answered by Dr. Divya Banu M

Hi,

Welcome to icliniq.com.

I understand your concern.

You are totally fine. Your socket is healing. Make sure that there is no food lodgement or deposits and that you maintain it clean.

It is helpful to do lukewarm water plus salt gargling after every meal. In addition, do a gum massage by holding the socket on the cheek and tongue sides and pressing the socket.

It will heal entirely in some time.

I hope you do not have pain, foul taste, or bad breath.

If not, then you are absolutely fine.

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

Dr. Divya Banu M
Dr. Divya Banu M

Dentistry

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