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A 19-year-old female asked:

4 wisdom teeth taken out and one extraction sight is still bleeding a little bit and its been over 27 hours later. it's causing pain. normal or not?

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Dr. Jason Campbell
Family Medicine 17 years experience
Should be Okay: A small amount of bleeding this soon should still be okay but i would recommend following all post-operative instructions from your dentist. Consider biting down on some gauze for a good 15-20 minutes. Also make certain to only eat very soft foods (shakes/soups) and avoid straws until more healed. Call your dentist or oral surgeon's office for any further recommendations.
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Dr. Eyal Simchi
Specializes in Pediatric Dentistry
Probably: If the site is still bleeding you can try biting on a moist teabag. In terms of pain, that is normal a few days after extractions. If you notice any unusual swelling or other symptoms you should see your doctor soon.
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