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A 23-year-old member asked:

Im still bleeding 7 hours after my wisdom teeth extraction...is that normal?

2 doctor answers7 doctors weighed in
Dr. Elton Behner
Dentistry 37 years experience
This is not uncommon: The bleeding will look worse that it actually is due to blood mixing with saliva and appearing like a large amount of blood. Apply pressure by biting on a moistened tea bag. Contact the surgeon if it continues after 24 hours.
Dr. Arnold Malerman
Orthodontics 53 years experience
Not abnormal: Try placing a tea bag in the extraction site areas and closing gently but firmly. Change every 20-30 minutes. if still oozing tomorrow, call your Oral Surgeon.
Dr. Edward Piepmeier
Specializes in Emergency Medicine
Yes. Black tea. It must have tannins in the tea. Not herbal tea.
Feb 3, 2019

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A 41-year-old member asked:

How long does bleeding last after wisdom teeth extraction?

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Dr. Richard Kelner
Dentistry 9 years experience
Extraction : Most wisdomm tooth extractions are sutured and there may be pink in the saliva up to 24 hours. Just bite ona tea bag and it should stop, if it doesn't go to a doctor asap. If you are getting red in the saliva from active bleeding go to a doctor or hospital immediate.
A 39-year-old member asked:

Teeth do not feel aligned after wisdom teeth extraction. Is this normal?

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Dr. Douglas Tavenner, jr.
Cosmetic Dentistry 50 years experience
Teeth do move: After the pressure from the wisdom teeth are gone, the other teeth may move some. Generally they settle into a new workable position within a couple of weeks. If not, then you need to have your dentist evaluate and/or adjust the biting.

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