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You should carefully monitor the process of healing of the hole after tooth extraction. In the absence of complications, tissues regenerate rather quickly and without additional interventions. However, in the presence of some unpleasant symptoms, it is necessary to consult a specialist. Especially often this happens when the wisdom tooth is pulled out.
Causes of Yellow Fibrinous Plaque
In most cases, yellow stuff after tooth extraction does not pose a threat to your health. It is even necessary for a speedy recovery. But in some situations, white formations on the gums are signs of:
- the beginning of the inflammatory process (alveolitis);
- sharp edges of the hole;
- the presence of tooth residues.
The color and structure of the plaque change in the presence of pathologies. Only an experienced doctor could notice these differences, so you should consult a specialist who can determine the nature of the yellow stuff after tooth extraction accurately.
What Could It Be?
Removal of the problem tooth entails a violation of the integrity of the mucous membrane, rupture of blood vessels and nerves, especially if the wisdom tooth is pulled out. Ligaments, muscle fibers and soft tissues located in the area of operation and holding the root are also injured.
As a result of surgical intervention, inflammatory processes begin to develop. This is an integral part of the recovery period, which is accompanied by the following symptoms:
- bleeding, the duration of which can reach 3 hours;
- pain syndrome, extending to the area of impact, and passing to adjacent teeth, ears or nose;
- swelling of the wound and the area around it;
- redness of the gum at the place of tooth extraction;
- increase in body temperature to 38 degrees Celsius;
- burning in the area of operation;
- violation of jaw functions and the appearance of discomfort when opening the mouth and eating.
Gradually, all these symptoms become less intense and disappear. If the unpleasant sensations do not pass and increase, this may indicate the presence of bacterial infection or the development of other pathologies.
The Inflamed Hole
Sometimes the operation on tooth extraction is accompanied by different complications and takes more time that it has been expected. Such intervention is more damaging to the gums and can adversely affect tissue regeneration. The appearance of yellow liquid after tooth extraction in the area of operation in some cases indicates the presence of inflammation in the oral cavity. The hole is inflamed in case of alveolitis. This disease is characterized by the presence of infections in the wound. The gray color of the plaque indicates that the disease is progressing. You should not leave such a situation without attention and medical treatment. Running alveolitis becomes osteomyelitis and can lead to serious complications.
Sharp Edges of the Hole
During the healing process the mucous membrane and the bone are formed. The bone tissue has to be protected from external exposure by the blood clots or gums. When the wall of the hole is high and has a sharp edge, it could break a new mucous membrane and protrude into the oral cavity. The presence of unprotected bone increases the risk of alveolitis If a lot of time has passed, and the yellow spot on gum after tooth extraction does not descend and is clearly visible, most likely, this is the sharp edge of the wound. Gently touching it, you can really feel its sharpness. Small sharp edges gradually disappear.
The Removal Was Incomplete
It is not always possible to remove the tooth completely, as well as to notice the tooth residues immediately. Tooth residue together with reduced immunity and neglect of hygiene will provoke alveolitis and thus reveal itself.
In other cases, an examination will help to find the remained root. After the white fibrinous film is formed, it becomes noticeable that the gum slightly departs in this area. The dentist will help to eliminate the remaining fragments. An additional x-ray examination will be also useful. The picture will show the remains of the removed tooth, if any, or help to verify their absence.
What to Do: How to Get Rid of Fibrin Plaque?
A toothbrush and toothpaste are not enough to remove the fibrin plaque. Use the following tested methods to clean off the white spot on the gums:
- the use of tooth powder instead of paste (not daily, but once a week);
- wiping the teeth with lemon peel will help to cope not only with plaque, but also with solid accretion;
- applying a grout of soda and hydrogen peroxide once a week;
- add crushed activated carbon to your toothpaste, this will help to remove the plaque and whiten the teeth.
In most cases, if there is a light plaque on the extraction area, it does not pose a threat. Upon compliance with hygienic rules, you will easily get rid of it.