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why after getting 2 teeth pulled out like an hour and half ago and my gums are still bleeding?

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Dr. Gary Sandler
53 years experience Dentistry
Post op bleeding: Whether or not it’s normal depends mostly on the amount of bleeding. Some slight oozing is normally. If you place gauze in the area & it becomes saturated within a couple of minutes, it's probably more than normal. Keep your head elevated, limit physical activity & place a moistened wet teabag with gentle pressure over the site for 30-40 minutes. If the bleeding continues, call your dentist.
Answered on Dec 10, 2013
Dr. Ross Lambert
43 years experience Dentistry
Pressure: Pressure almost always stops bleeding take a clean gauze pad and pinch the outside and inside of the socket for a few minutes without releasing or checking for bleeding. Constant pressure usually stops the bleeding. You can try putting pressure on with a wet but wrung out tea bag as well. Aspirin causes bleeding so if you took even a baby Aspirin prior to your extraction, might cause it.
Answered on Jun 24, 2014
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