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A 39-year-old male asked:

Bleeding after wisdom tooth being remove , for hours, uses the tea bags but still gets bit bleeding?

2 doctor answers2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Daniel Quon
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 43 years experience
Try this: Dampen the tea bags in hot tap water, and squeeze most of the water out from the tea bag. Place the hot moist tea bag directly over the extraction site(s). If you are biting on the tea bag with your teeth, you are likely not getting the benefit of direct pressure over the extraction site. Try to avoid talking with the tea bags in place as the tea bag moves around and pressure is not maintained.
Dr. Richard Charmoy
Dentistry 37 years experience
It helps: A tea bag placed over the area where the tooth was removed helps stop the bleeding once it has already slowed down. Tannic acid in the tea acts as a coagulant
Last updated Jan 30, 2018

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