A 35-year-old member asked:
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after my teeth were extracted they won't stop bleeding, what can i do?

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Dr. Joseph Wineman
39 years experience Dentistry
Still bleeding: Assuming you have no bleeding or clotting issues: after an extraction the gum tissues can ooze for some time. Bite down on the gauze the dds gave you, putting pressure on the extraction site. Leave it undisturbed for at least 30 minutes. Change gauze, repeat for another 30 mins. If that doesn't work, take a tea bag, wet it and squeeze it, wrap in gauze and bite down, that should stop it.
Answered on Dec 21, 2013

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