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The white substance that you are talking about is most likely the filling done by your dentist to fill up the defect in your socket after removal of the tooth
You shoul not try to pull it out yourself and better leave it alone
Get your dentist to decide what he wants to do with it on the next visit
He will probably remove it himself once the wound heals
Till then just bear with it
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I thought this might be Thrush or puss from an infection
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Thrush is usually soft and easily removable and it does not come in so early if your oral hygiene has been satisfactory
Also puss is usually more watery in consistency... And with both thrush and puss, you should have considerable amount of pain and inflammation at the site of tooth removal
There is nothing in your history to suggest any of these possibilities
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My dentist says he did not put anything in the socket.He does not know what it is and said to go back next week. However, today this stuff came off by itself and now I have a huge gaping hole. Is this normal and how long will it take to close?
This stuff was a creamy yellow colour and covered the socket with like a tail fin flapping about. My dentist thought it was part of the clot but didn't really know. I think it was part or all of the clot but where was the blood?! Anyway, it has come off now and I can see whitish stuff at the bottom of the socket. I still get some background pain - worst in the middle of the night but not very bad. No signs of infection and I am not sure whether I need to bother the dentist again. Thank you for your interest.
Thank you. That is reassuring.