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How long is bleeding normal after wisdom tooth extraction?

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Dr. Paul Grin
Dr. Paul Grin answered
35 years experience in Pain Management
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.
Answered on Jul 11, 2014
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Dr. Bruce Pope
Dr. Bruce Pope commented
44 years experience in Dentistry
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
35 years experience in Pain Management
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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

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