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What can be done to stop bleeding after tooth extraction?

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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 tea bag for 30 min will do it. The tannin in the tea will clot the drippy area. If the bleeding is heavy see your dentist asap.

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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 constrictive agent, will stop the bleeding!

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