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i have been bleeding for a week already do to a tooth extraction is that normal?i went back to dentist 2 times n he just cleans the clot but the bleeding wont stop .during the day it really doesn't bleed but every morning i wake up bleeding .

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Dr. Daniel Rubenstein
Dentistry 51 years experience
Bleeding: You may want to see an oral surgeon to have the area re-evaluated.
Dr. Charles Kattuah
Dentistry 23 years experience
Granulation tissue?: Sometimes if a tooth is removed due to an infection and the infected tissue is not removed completely to allow healing the infection will remain in the form of what is known as granulation tissue. This tissue must be completely removed and the socket irrigated with saline to resolve. Your best bet would be to see an oral surgeon for further evaluation. Good luck.
Dr. Arnold Malerman
Orthodontics 53 years experience
Should be evaluated: Please see an Oral Surgeon. May be some residual infection.

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