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Gum Diseases

Black spots on sockets

04/11/2007

Question:

Hi I just got two upper back teeth pulled less than a week ago and Im still having some achy pain there. But what concerns me more is I have black spots along with some white stuff in the sockets where my teeth were. I just didnt know if I should worry about this or not. I cant go to the dentist yet because they are out for spring break so I didnt want to be freaking out for nothing. Thanks.

Answer:

It may be just food debris. But it may also be inflammation of the bone (especially if you have still experience pain). Please contact your dentist to have it checked.

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Response by:

Binnaz   Leblebicioglu, DDS, MS, PhD Binnaz Leblebicioglu, DDS, MS, PhD
Associate Professor of Periodontology
College of Dentistry
The Ohio State University