Yellow Pus After Tooth Removed or Extracted – What to Do
A tooth extraction is one of the most popular procedures we perform here at Wells Family Dental Group. There are a number of reasons we may recommend that you have your tooth extracted or removed.
Maybe you have an infected tooth that can’t be saved. Or perhaps your tooth has structural issues that can’t be resolved or you have a problematic wisdom tooth or loose tooth due to periodontal disease. Regardless of what your situation is, rest assured that a tooth extraction is a simple and pain-free procedure.
To ensure the experience is as comfortable as possible, Dr. Wells will administer a local anesthetic to numb your tooth area. Then, he’ll gently loosen your teeth via special tools. Lastly, he’ll remove the tooth from your mouth with forceps, which are essentially tweezers. You’ll be able to return home right away and be instructed to eat soft foods like applesauce and mashed potatoes.
In the event you notice yellow pus after your tooth is removed, understand that you may have an infection. Other signs of an infection include fever, swelling that persists for more than a few days, a foul taste in your mouth, and bleeding for more than 24 hours.
What to Do If You Have Pus
If you have white or yellow pus or other signs of infection, don’t panic. Rest assured infections can easily be resolved through antibiotics. Simply call our office so we can evaluate your situation.
If your infection is mild to moderate, we’ll call in an antibiotics prescription and get you on the path to recovery. Surgery will only be necessary if your infection is serious and can’t be treated through conservative measures. Note that Gulf Breeze orthodontist Dr. Clay Sims has informed us that more and more orthodontic, braces and Invisalign patients are asking about the concerns of a tooth extraction. If you are seeking information about braces after a tooth extraction, contact us today.
Contact Wells Family Dental Group
If you have any questions related to tooth extractions or yellow pus, don’t hesitate to contact our Raleigh, NC dental office today. Give us a call at 919-266-5332. We look forward to hearing from you!