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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Quon
41 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Yes: Maintaining an adequate nutrition following any surgery is important. If you are taking pain medication, it is important to have something in your st ... Read More

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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jennifer McAroy
16 years experience Dentistry
Socket: If the socket is open and no clot has formed, this could become painful. Watch for pain and an odor on your breath. If this occurs, it could be dry ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Russell Lieblick
20 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Yes : First the clot becomes the scaffolding for healing, then the clot is resorbed as bone grows back into the socket.
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A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Zahid Ahmed
10 years experience Dentistry
Depends : Minor oozing of blood for a few hours after wisdom tooth removal is expected. If the coagulum builds up outside of the socket it is not uncommon to ex ... Read More
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A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Sparacino
36 years experience Family Medicine
No: No.
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jennifer McAroy
16 years experience Dentistry
Black goo: Typically, this is normal but if it is thick, it is referred to as a liver clot. It is abnormal clot formation.
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gerald Morris
13 years experience Internal Medicine
Dental work: The clot will heal and the wound will eventually close as long as you allow it to heal - Don't tough it too much in the early days of healing
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
39 years experience Dentistry
Yes: A dark red color to be exact.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Kattuah
22 years experience Dentistry
Yes: By day 7 it should be mostly gone and healing well on it's way. Fully healed in 6 to 8 weeks.
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kim Capehart
19 years experience Dentistry
Yes: After any surgery bleeding is very possible. I know when I do extractions of any teeth, including wisdom teeth, bleeding and swelling is very common. ... Read More
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Quon
41 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Depends: After wisdom teeth are removed some patients may have some bone that protrudes from the gums. Whether or not it is a serious problem or not depends ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Quon
41 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Yes, it can be: If erupted wisdom teeth are removed you will likely see a surgical defect or hole in the jaw previously occupied by the tooth. Even when sutures are ... Read More
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Dr. Gregori Kurtzman
34 years experience Dentistry
Sometimes: Sometimes we see the clot sometimes its not visible as it is in the socket and there are times where the clot breaks down. If there is no pain then do ... Read More
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Debi Williams
25 years experience Dentistry
Tips for pain relief: Any tooth extraction can be uncomfortable. The key is good home care. As soon as possible place an ice pack on your face...Even if you have to store ... Read More
A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Paul Grin
Dr. Paul Grin answered
35 years experience Pain Management
The opposite is true: flossing your teeth after a meal can help to prevent gum disease and teeth to shift.
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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kaveh Niknia
21 years experience Dentistry
Possibly: Bone removal is only necessary, if it is interfering with the dentist's ability to access and remove teeth. If a tooth is fully impacted in the jaw, ... Read More
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A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
39 years experience Dentistry
Blood clot: The blood clot may have become dislodged. Bite on sterile gauze for 15 minutes and avoid rinsing or disturbing the new clot. See your surgeon if it co ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Calvert
35 years experience Dentistry
It happens: Even with the best of care, dry sockets can still happen. They are far more common from the lower than the upper wisdom teeth extractions. I can happe ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Sampson
25 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
It depends: On how difficult they are to remove and each patient is different in terms of pain tolerance. The pain is usually handles with prescription medicatio ... Read More
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Sandler
53 years experience Dentistry
Inflammation?: How long ago were your wisdom teeth removed? Where is the inflammation? Are you in any pain? Is the inflammation getting better, worse or staying the ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Van der Werff
38 years experience Dentistry
They can: Despite the rumors there is plenty of evidence indicating that the wisdom teeth play very little role in moving teeth. So if teeth move it is from so ... Read More
A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gilberto Nunez
17 years experience Cosmetic Dentistry
Sometimes: In some instances after extraction of lower wisdom teeth more than uppers you can develop dry socket but is not a normal thing to occur.

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