Is a large amount of grey/green (tissue?) normal after wisdom tooth extraction?

I had my back left wisdom tooth removed 72 hours ago and I can feel and see a large grey soft lump (size of a tooth). It's definitely very different to my first wisdom tooth removal which was plain sailing! I've followed all instructions with paracetomol and ibrorprofen and waited 24 hours until gentle salt water washes and gentle Cordosyl rinses. It extends whenever I do my rinses (feels like a lot of loose skin/tissue?!?). Any help would be greatly appreciated. I'm not in lots of pain but discomfort and the odour and taste in my mouth is deeply unpleasant.

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Answer: Healing after extraction

By Sarah h
Dental Professional

Without a photo of the area it is hard to see exactly where the tissue is and to where it extends.  Like any other area that bleeds on our skin, a scab is formed.  The mouth is no different when new tissue is forming.  It is best to check with the dentist or surgeon that performed the extraction to see if sutures were placed and if any collagen may have been added.  This could be what is extending and not your tissue itself.  The foul odor could be produced from decomposing food in the socket that is not being properly cleaned.  Be sure you are rinsing with warm salt water several times a day to remove debris and taking prescriptions as written.  Discomfort 72 hours after an extraction is normal, it should continue to get better everyday.

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