Some patients who have had their wisdom teeth removed mentioned that a yellow gooey substance is coming out from their wisdom teeth socket whenever they rinse their mouth. The yellow substance tends to have a bad taste, bad odor, and can either be chunky or gooey in texture. In the majority of cases, there should be nothing to worry about.
The yellow stuff in question could either be a wet scab or puss that formed as result of a bacterial infection. In such scenarios, you can easily recover by continuing to maintain proper oral habits. For some people, the formation of the yellow substance is part and parcel of the wisdom teeth recovery process. To suppress the bacterial infection, you may want to also rinse your mouth with salt water on a regular basis.
One of the best ways to clear out the yellow substance so your breath doesn’t stink for the whole day is to use a water pick. This device basically shoots out high-pressured streams of water so you can easily clear out any yellow substance that has accumulated in your wisdom teeth socket. Click here to read more about my experiences of using a Waterpik Ultra Water Flosser.
How long does it take for the yellow substance to disappear? This really depends on the state of your dental condition. It can take anywhere from a few days to a few weeks. If a week has passed and you still have that disgusting substance coming out of your mouth, call and visit your dentist immediately.
In some cases, dry sockets may also cause yellow substances to form in your wisdom teeth socket. A dry socket happens when the blood clot (which protects the underlying bones and nerves) is dislodged from the teeth socket. You will notice immediately because you will experience sharp pains whenever you eat, drink, or even speak.
When you have a wisdom teeth extracted, you might start to wonder why your gum is never healing. From my own personal experience, it took two to three months for my gum tissues to fully heal after a wisdom teeth extraction. The recovery takes time so it is important that you maintain proper oral hygiene during this important period of time.