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A 19-year-old female asked:

Wisdom tooth hole started bleeding quite a bit as brushing my teeth, now there is a deeper hole than before, is this dry socket? procedure 2 weeks ago

3 doctor answers7 doctors weighed in
Dr. Louis Gallia
Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial 47 years experience
NO: Dry socket will be painful. Hole is normal. Should disappear over the next several weeks.
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Dr. Daniel Rubenstein
Dentistry 53 years experience
Wisdom tooth hole: There is no way to make a diagnosis without a visual and clinical exam. Make an appointment for a post-op exam with your dentist or oral surgeon.
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Dr. Robert Douglas
Orthodontics 53 years experience
No: You just dislodged part of the clot with your toothbrush. If there's more bleeding, bite on some clean gauze.Try to avoid the area and just gently rinse until it heals. It sounds like everything is going well.
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Last updated Nov 11, 2016

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