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Had a lower front tooth extraction and it won't stop bleeding. help?

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Dr. Douglas Tavenner, jr.
Cosmetic Dentistry 50 years experience
Cotton & Ice: Bite on cotton covering this area, and hold ice (in plastic bag) on the outsied of the face next to the extraction socket. Do this for the first 3 hours after the extraction. After that it will continue on its own.
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
Dentistry 40 years experience
Pressure: Place sterile gauze in the socket and apply firm pressure for 15 minutes. Repeat if necessary. If it continues after that, call your dentist.

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Is there a shot to stop the bleeding after a tooth extraction.

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Easier way: Applying pressure by biting down on a moist tea bag usually helps. If not, call your dr. A gauze packing in the socket, and perhaps a vaso constrictive agent, will stop the bleeding!

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