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How to stop bleeding after tooth extraction

A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Stephen Gordon
Dentistry 43 years experience
Tea bag: Place a moistened (in water- not hot) tea bag on the extraction site, hold it there orbbite on it with pressure for 20 to 30 minutes. If the bleeding... Read More
Dr. Gary Sandler
Dentistry 54 years experience
Pressure: Assuming that you have no complicating medical issues, simply applying pressure to the site with some rolled up gauze or a wet tea bag for 45 minutes ... Read More
Dr. Ron E. Bell
Cosmetic Dentistry 45 years experience
Pressure, rinse less: Firm pressure, limit rinsing. Prolonged may be slowed with a new tea bag. It depends on the difficulty of the extraction and your health. Swallowing b... Read More

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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter Karsant
Dentistry 39 years experience
Bleeding: Generally biting on gauze with firm pressure for an hour will do the job. If the socket continues to 'drip' like a faucet then biting on a moistened t... Read More
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Dr. Kenneth Grossman
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Easier way: Applying pressure by biting down on a moist tea bag usually helps. If not, call your dr. A gauze packing in the socket, and perhaps a vaso constricti... Read More
Dr. James Wright
Dentistry 33 years experience
Question for you: When was the tooth extracted? Under normal conditions a blood clot forms soon after an extraction and bleeding should stop. If you are still bleeding ... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Debi Williams
Dentistry 26 years experience
Depends : If you just had the tooth extracted, you should only bite on gauze for about an hour. If you keep gauze in your mouth longer, you may pull out your b... Read More
A 65-year-old male asked:
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
Dentistry 40 years experience
Dry Socket: Dry socket occurs after the bleeding has stopped and the blood clot in the socket has been dislodged, leaving exposed bone.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Douglas Tavenner, jr.
Cosmetic Dentistry 50 years experience
Cotton & Ice: Bite on cotton covering this area, and hold ice (in plastic bag) on the outsied of the face next to the extraction socket. Do this for the first 3 ho... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Herman Liem
Dentistry 37 years experience
Light presure: Your dentist should have given you post-operative instructions. Usually a pack of gauze is given and instruction given on how to use them. If you ran... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Leaderman
Dentistry 49 years experience
Pressure : Rinse your mouth with cold water and place cotton gauze. Hold it in place for 5 min. The area should not be bleeding when you are placing pressure wit... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
Dentistry 40 years experience
Call your surgeon !: Let the surgeon take a look to see why there is bleeding through your nose... Additional procedures may be indicated to stop the bleeding.

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