A 54-year-old male asked:
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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 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 Jun 2, 2020
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Dr. Paul Grin
Dr. Paul Grin commented
35 years experience 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
Dr. Bruce Pope
Dr. Bruce Pope commented
44 years experience Dentistry
Pink or blood in saliva or on the gauze pad don't count as active bleeding.
Jul 11, 2014
Dr. Sandra Eleczko
35 years experience Dentistry
Wisdom tooth : The bleeding after a wisdom tooth extraction should stop fairly quickly but you may notice some oozing for several hours. If you are experiencing significant bleeding after about an hour call the extracting dentist. They will tell you how to handle,this.
Answered on Jul 13, 2014
Dr. Gary Sandler
53 years experience Dentistry
Post op Bleeding: This varies on many factors- some medications effect blood clotting; difficulty of surgical removal, skill of surgeon & whether or not suturing closes flap completely or partially. Initial clotting should be up to about 10 minutes, some oozing may be expected for hours, irritation to clot from eating, brushing, flossing, tongue may induce slight bleeding even days later. Call your own dentist if ?
Answered on Jul 13, 2014

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