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excessive bleeding after the extraction of a molar, what to do?

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Dr. Jeffrey Briney
Dentistry 25 years experience
Blood Clotting: I am assuming that the bleeding is most likely stopped by now, but prolonged bleeding following an extraction can occur due to many things: 1) daily Aspirin takers which increases a patients clotting time, 2) increased infection in the area which increases bleeding upon extraction and 3) decreased clotting time due to medications or unknown medical issues (which will need blood tests to determine)
Dr. Gary Sandler
Dentistry 54 years experience
Excessive bleeding: It's always best to consult with the dentist (or doctor) who is actually treating you and knows you medical history and specifics of the procedure best. May be due to tough surgery, medications, not following post-op directions, excessive activity, etc. Elevate your head, use a wet tea bag with compression and if necessary call your dentist.

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