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Gum Diseases

Black spots on sockets



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.


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