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sex after dental extraction, is that okay?

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Dr. Theodore Gross
39 years experience Dentistry
yes and no: Generally it is a good idea to refrain from any rigorous activity for the first 24 hours after an extraction to insure the integrity of the clot. If you're extraction site starts bleeding after an activity it would be a good idea to compress the site by biting on gauze until bleeding stops. If you are on blood thinners or have clotting issues vigorous activities would be contraindicated.
Answered on Apr 3, 2016
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Dr. William Dabney
40 years experience Orthodontics
Extraction: Listen to your body. If your brain is saying yes then it should be O.K.. You are the one who had the extraction, correct?
Answered on Mar 23, 2014
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Dr. John Thaler
40 years experience Prosthodontics
Can Be: Stay away from oral sex, as you risk contamination and infection until healing has occurred. Depending on level of exertion, you may increase bleeding. Use your good judgement and common sense.
Answered on Oct 26, 2016

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