Reasons for the appearance of a white layer on the gums after tooth extraction and the best medical center for dental treatment and cosmetics - المركز الطبي لرعاية الأسنان

Reasons for the appearance of a white layer on the gums after tooth extraction and the best medical center for dental treatment and cosmetics

A white layer appearing on the gum after tooth extraction, the tooth extraction process aims to prevent the spread of infection from it to other parts of the mouth, and some symptoms appear indicating the beginning of recovery from it, including the appearance of white spots on the surface of the gum. Therefore, we will know all the details about these spots, reasons for their appearance, and much more information throughout the article.

A white layer appearing on the gum after tooth extraction

A white layer appearing on the gum after tooth extraction

A white layer appearing on the gum after tooth extraction

The change in gum surface color to white at the extraction site is an indication of the beginning of the healing stage. This color-changed area is referred to as granulation tissue, and new tissue begins to appear within a week after tooth extraction. The recovery stages will be detailed as follows:

  • Bleeding stops on the first day of extraction due to the formation of a blood clot at the wound site.
  • Granulation tissue begins to appear to maintain the blood clot during the first three days after the extraction. This tissue is characterized by a soft, elastic texture made of collagen and blood vessels, in addition to white blood cells.
  • The recovery stage continues until it is finally completed after 7 or 10 days from the extraction.
  • New bone starts growing within 8 weeks after that, and you can find out the cost of tooth implantation at The Dental Center through this article.

Symptoms and forms of infection at the tooth extraction site

The most common symptoms that appear on the patient in case of infection at the tooth extraction site are inflammation of the affected area, known scientifically as dry socket, accompanied by other symptoms such as:

  • Severe pain that no painkillers can control.
  • Bad smell in the mouth.
  • Inflammation spreads quickly within two to four days after the extraction in the jaw area where the tooth was extracted.
  • Decay appearing in the extracted tooth area.

What causes the color change at the tooth extraction site?

Dentists expect the wound to heal shortly after tooth extraction, but there are some reasons that make the healing process difficult and lead to serious complications, which can be summarized as follows:

  • Movement of the blood clot formed at the site of the extracted tooth to another position.
  • Dissolution of the blood clot before the gum tissues at the extraction site heal.
  • Failure to form a blood clot in some cases.
  • The appearance of infections as a result of not healing the wound due to the reasons mentioned in the previous points and these infections reaching the nerves and jaw tissues, making them susceptible to food accumulations, fluid deposits, and decay.
  • Failure to adhere to medical instructions prescribed by the doctor to the patient after tooth extraction.
  • Not rinsing with antiseptic mouthwash.
  • Not adhering to brushing teeth with toothpaste and not using dental floss.
  • Excessive spitting after rinsing or drinking fluids during the recovery period before the wound heals.
  • Not treating other damaged teeth or molars near the wound site.
  • Inflammation of the nerve associated with the extracted tooth before extraction.
  • The extracted tooth being a wisdom tooth.
  • Birth control pills affect wound healing.
  • Smoking.

What are the complications of infection at the tooth extraction site?

There are some complications that may occur after tooth extraction due to its exposure to infection, including:

  • The spread of infection from the site of the extracted tooth to neighboring teeth or nerves or jaw bones and tissues of other parts of the gum or sinuses, causing their damage and severe infection that requires immediate examination and treatment.
  • Longer treatment period.
  • Severe inflammation of the tissues at the site of the extracted tooth, therefore, using a saltwater solution is a natural and effective way to disinfect your mouth and maintain the cleanliness of your teeth.
What are the symptoms of infection at the tooth extraction site?

What are the symptoms of infection at the tooth extraction site?

What are the symptoms of infection at the tooth extraction site?

The tooth extraction process is easy to apply and does not take a long time in the recovery stage. However, in case bacteria or infection reaches the operation site in the gum cavity, the patient may feel some symptoms including:

  • Fever.
  • A bitter and unpleasant taste in the mouth.
  • Pain in the mouth area.
  • Swelling and inflammation in the affected area.
  • Continuous bleeding in the affected area and failure to form a blood clot that controls it.
  • Feeling numb in the mouth area, and you can read about the possibility of installing an artificial tooth after extracting the affected tooth and the best center for installation through this article.

What are the tips that can be followed to protect the blood clot after tooth extraction?

There are some medical guidelines that should be followed during the recovery stage, which are:

  • Tips for the first stage of recovery
  1. Complete rest and not engaging in any effort during the 24 hours after the operation.
  2. Covering the wound with gauze placed by the doctor for a period of time until the blood clot forms and the bleeding stops, then changing it later based on the patient’s need.
  3. Not using any mouthwash or medical solutions during the first hours after the extraction to allow the blood clotting process without any interference from chemicals.
  4. Quitting smoking or spitting to avoid any pressure on the affected area.
  5. Avoiding sneezing and blowing if a tooth from the front rows was extracted.
  6. Taking painkillers.
  7. Applying cold compresses to the eye for ten minutes or a third of an hour.
  8. Sleeping on your back and elevating your head to facilitate blood accumulation, which prolongs recovery time.
  9. Adhering to the medication schedule prescribed by the doctor.
  • Tips for the second stage of recovery
  1. A mixture of warm water and salt for the purpose of eliminating bacteria causing infection, and consult our specialists at The Dental Center for guidance on using the saltwater solution and maximizing its benefits.
  2. Cleaning teeth with dental floss except for the affected area or the area of the extracted tooth.
  3. Avoiding foods rich in starch and sweetened beverages, so as not to leave any residues stuck in the cavity of the affected tooth. We offer innovative techniques for filling and correcting gaps in teeth and molars at The Dental Center, providing you with ideal and natural results.

The best medical center for dental treatment and cosmetic dentistry

The Dental Center is among the centers that occupy an advanced ranking and appear to all residents of Cairo when searching on search engines and social media for a good dental center, due to the quality of medical services it provides, making it receive high ratings from patients. The center currently offers promotions and discounts on all therapeutic and cosmetic services, especially tooth extraction and artificial implantations, and you can learn more and how to book and inquire through the official website of the center by clicking on this link.

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