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A 36-year-old member asked:

I was wondering is it normal not to have any bleeding after wisdom tooth extraction?

3 doctor answers7 doctors weighed in
Dr. Joel Doyon
Dentistry - Cosmetic 37 years experience
Yes, it's normal: Yes and that is ideal to have no bleeding after the first half hour after an extraction. You might just have some great clotting factors that help prevent bleeding.
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Dr. Daniel Quon
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 43 years experience
No: Bleeding can and will occur following the removal of teeth. The more important question is how much bleeding will you or should you experience and for how long. Some patients will have minimal bleeding after the removal of a tooth while others may experience significant bleeding for several hours. Your dentist or surgeon can provide you with more information.
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Dr. William Jenkins
Specializes in Anesthesiology
Epinephrine in: The local anesthetic will cause vasoconstriction and decrease bleeding, taking Aspirin within a week prior will increase bleeding.
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A 50-year-old female asked about a 54-year-old male:

How long is bleeding normal after wisdom tooth extraction?

3 doctor answers8 doctors weighed in
Dr. Paul Grin
Pain Management 37 years experience
A half hour: A certain amount of bleeding is to be expected following surgery. Slight bleeding, oozing, or redness in the saliva is very common. Excessive bleeding may be controlled by placing a gauze pad over the area and biting firmly for thirty minutes. Repeat as needed until bleeding is stopped. Take care.
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Dr. Bruce Pope
Dr. Bruce Pope commented
Dentistry 46 years experience
Pink or blood in saliva or on the gauze pad don't count as active bleeding.
Jul 11, 2014
Dr. Paul Grin
Dr. Paul Grin commented
Pain Management 37 years experience
Provided original answer
Good point Dr. Bruce Pope and thank you for sharing your knowledge. I think there is no bleeding that pressure on the gauze will not stop.
Jul 11, 2014
A 40-year-old member asked:

How long does bleeding last after wisdom tooth extraction?

4 doctor answers9 doctors weighed in
Dr. TED FEDER
41 years experience
Up to 24 hours: You should not bleed profusely at all. Oozing can last up to 24 hours. Pressure is the best way to stop bleeding. In the mouth, place a moistened teabag on the site and close for 30 min without letting up. The pressure over 30 minutes, plus the tannic acid in the tea will promote coagulation.
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A 49-year-old member asked:

Docs can you explain, is slight bleeding normal after wisdom tooth extraction?

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Joel Doyon
Dentistry - Cosmetic 37 years experience
It' normal: Yes, slight bleeding is normal after an extraction. Just keep pressure on clean gauze for 20 minutes. Then check. If more oozing occurs, bite on gauze for 20 more minutes. Keep doing this until bleeding stops.
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A 49-year-old member asked:

Possible reasons for bleeding gums after wisdom tooth extraction?

2 doctor answers2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
Dentistry 41 years experience
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 continues.
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A 35-year-old member asked:

Could i rinse with salt water if i'm still bleeding after wisdom tooth extraction?

2 doctor answers4 doctors weighed in
Dr. TED FEDER
41 years experience
Pressure Is Better: First wipe away any clot over the gum surface. Then place a moistened teabag on the bleeding site and close together for 30 minutes without letting up. You should be sitting upright with a cold pack on the cheek. Drink plenty of fluids!
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