A member asked:

Why is there no blood clot around my wisdom tooth extraction site?

15 doctors weighed in across 4 answers
Dr. Gregori Kurtzman answered

Specializes in Dentistry

Sometimes we see the clot sometimes its not visible as it is in the socket and there are times where the clot breaks down. If there is no pain then dont worry but if there is pain this may be a dry socket and you should return to the dentist to have it evaluated.

Answered Apr 10, 2019

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Dr. Debra Rosenblatt answered

Specializes in Dentistry

If you feel that something is wrong, contact the dentist or oral surgeon that extracted the tooth. It takes a while for healing to completely occur, the clot may be there and not visible to you or you may have dislodged the clot and have a dry socket. Again, do not smoke while the area is healing as this will retard progress.

Answered Apr 10, 2019

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Dr. Paul Grin answered

Specializes in Pain Management

If you have no pain, discomfort and other symptoms till now, it is a good sign and indicates wound healing. However, if concerned, visit your dentist for post extraction evaluation.

Answered Apr 19, 2018

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Dr. Louis Gallia answered

Specializes in Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial

Within normal limits if no symptoms. Otherwise, see oral surgoeon.

Answered Apr 10, 2019

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