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A 36-year-old female asked:

How long does it take for the bleeding to stop once the wisdom teeth are out. is there something i can do to clot the blood?

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Dr. Theodore Davantzis
Dentistry 41 years experience
A few minutes: It takes 10 to 15 minutes for a blood clot to form with the help of a gauze pack over the extraction site and gentle pressure. Repeat every 15 minutes if there is still bleeding. Oozing can occur for 24 hours which is normal. Do not disturb the clot and DO NOT GARGLE OR RINSE WITH ANYTHING FOR 24 HOURS.
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