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Wisdom teeth won t stop bleeding

A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Glyman
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 32 years experience
Variable: If you are in normal health without any blood abnormalities and the surgery was straight forward then usually it should stop within 1 hour. However, i... Read More

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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Sandler
Dentistry 54 years experience
Bleeding: It's not uncommon to have some minimal oozing of blood, even three days after an extraction. Even a drop of blood mixes with saliva and can look worse... Read More
Dr. Robert Mokbel
Dentistry 42 years experience
Pressure: The tissue keep bleeding because the tiny vessels are not closing, you need to keep pressure on the area and don't disturb it for at least 24 h ( no b... Read More
Dr. Paul Grin
Pain Management 36 years experience
Control any bleeding: Your dentist gave you a package of gauze and instructions how to control any bleeding. Use the gauze pad placed on the socket and keep firm pressure f... Read More
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Behram Dalal
Dentistry 31 years experience
It generally clots: Pretty quickly. Keep biting on the gauze pack. If the bleeding still persists, then bite on a tea bag and call your dentist / surgeon. I'm talking ... Read More
Dr. David May
Dentistry 30 years experience
The same day: Bleeding should be controlled before you leave the office. There should only be oozing that day and should be pretty well under control the next day.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kevin Owoc
Prosthodontics 19 years experience
Oozing is common: After the teeth are removed, it's normal to experience some oozing of the extraction sites. You should not have any major bleeding, as the tooth sock... Read More
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
Dentistry 40 years experience
A few minutes: It takes 10 to 15 minutes for a blood clot to form with the help of a gauze pack over the extraction site and gentle pressure. Repeat every 15 minutes... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gary Sandler
Dentistry 54 years experience
Your dentist: Your dentist will need to see you in order to evaluate what's going on. Call and make an appointment.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Douglas Tavenner, jr.
Cosmetic Dentistry 50 years experience
Depends: Less than you think if you do the right things for the first 3 hours = bite firm on cotton over this extraction site, and use ice on the outside of t... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Manami Yamaguchi
Dentistry 25 years experience
Best w post-op check: After tooth extraction, it is common to have some blood even after 3 days. If that is the case, follow: first, apply a wet tea bag over the area and ... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
Dentistry 40 years experience
Not Necessarily: The bleeding may have come from the sutures pulling out through the gingiva, not from the extraction site itself. Place a sterile gauze over the site ... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sandra Eleczko
Dentistry 36 years experience
Wisdom tooth: The first 24 hours are the most critical in healing so you may be fine. But please carefully follow your post op instructions from now on. If you ex... Read More

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