STOP using the listerine as this will cause further irritation, pain and can cause a dry socket to occur. It will also burn the tissue which may be the white area that you are speaking about. ONLY use warm salt water rinses 3-4 times a day.
It is not surprising that your root canaled tooth became abscessed, they all eventually do. If the pain becomes worse and/or you develop fatigue, a fever, or large swelling see your oral surgeon asap.
Originally Posted by laura0255
If anyone has advice it would be appreciated ... Had molar 19 extracted on thurs morning due to abscess ... Had prior root canal on tooth and never knew I had infection until the pressure caused pain ... Am still in considerable discomfort ... Both at extraction site and in jawbone ... Have been rinsing with sallt water like dentist said to ... But also used some Listerine after to get rid of salty taste ... Looked at sutures and there is white tissue at wound ... Could this be the infection draining? Or does new gum tissue start off white? I am on amoxicillan for infection and codeine for pain