A 35-year-old member asked:
could i rinse with salt water if i'm still bleeding after wisdom tooth extraction?
2 doctor answers
Dr. TED FEDER answered
39 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Pressure Is Better: First wipe away any clot over the gum surface. Then place a moistened teabag on the bleeding site and close together for 30 minutes without letting up. You should be sitting upright with a cold pack on the cheek. Drink plenty of fluids!
Answered on Mar 27, 2016
Dr. Earl Sandroff answered
42 years experience Dentistry
Stop rinsing..: Rinsing the extraction sites is the wrong thing to do. You are washing out the blood clot perhaps. Call the doctor who did the extractions and ask what to do. You might need to go back and see the doctor.
Answered on Nov 13, 2012
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