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Is gum bleeding normal after wisdom tooth removal?

Is gum bleeding normal after wisdom tooth removal?

Yes: The gums bleed when the tooth is removed because the blood flow to the tooth is broken and open. This is common, and should stop quickly if not irritated. Certain medications can slow the clot formation and suction from a cigarette or straw can cause bleeding to continue. It may indicate gingivitis to the area which is normal as brushing and cleaning around an extraction site should be gentle. ...Read more

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Dr. Alan Patterson
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How do I stop the bleeding after a wisdom tooth removal?

How do I stop the bleeding after a wisdom tooth removal?

Tea bag: Moisten a standard (black tea like lipton, not herbal tea) tea bag and firmly hold it or bite it against the area of bleeding for 15 minutes. If you do not have significant improvement, call your dentist immediately. ...Read more

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When would you stop bleeding from wisdom tooth removal?

A few hours: Generally speaking, after wisdom tooth surgery, bleeding lasts a few hours. It can be controlled by firmly biting on cotton gauze. The bleeding may be brisk at first, but should slow down with firm pressure. ...Read more

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I got a wisdom tooth removal today and my stitches are gone when i remove my gauze. it is bleeding.. not THAT bad but still a lot what should i do?

I got a wisdom tooth removal today and my stitches are gone when i remove my gauze. it is bleeding.. not THAT bad but still a lot what should i do?

No worry: The stitches usually come out after 4 - 5 days, but it is not uncommon to lose stitches after the first couple of hours. A certain amount of bleeding is to be expected following surgery. Slight bleeding, oozing, or redness in the saliva is very common. Excessive bleeding may be controlled by placing a gauze pad over the area and biting firmly for thirty minutes. Repeat as needed. Take care. ...Read more

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Could i rinse with salt water if i'm still bleeding after wisdom tooth extraction?

Could  i rinse with salt water if i'm still bleeding after wisdom tooth extraction?

Pressure Is Better: First wipe away any clot over the gum surface. Then place a moistened teabag on the bleeding site and close together for 30 minutes without letting up. You should be sitting upright with a cold pack on the cheek. Drink plenty of fluids! ...Read more

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How long is bleeding normal after wisdom tooth extraction?

How long is bleeding normal after wisdom tooth extraction?

Post op Bleeding: This varies on many factors- some medications effect blood clotting; difficulty of surgical removal, skill of surgeon & whether or not suturing closes flap completely or partially. Initial clotting should be up to about 10 minutes, some oozing may be expected for hours, irritation to clot from eating, brushing, flossing, tongue may induce slight bleeding even days later. Call your own dentist if ? ...Read more

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How long does bleeding last after wisdom tooth extraction?

How long does bleeding last after wisdom tooth extraction?

A day or so: Heavy bleeding should subside right away. Some oozing can occur for a day or two. If you are having heavy bleeding, you may wish to place a tea bag (lipton black tea) on the socket. The tannic acid will help control the bleeding. If it does not subside, see your oral surgeon. ...Read more

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Ght bleeding 6 days after top wisdom tooth extraction. Please help?

See your dentist: Pain, bleeding and swelling following wisdom tooth extraction is usually at its worst 24 – 48 hours after surgery, after that it should subside stop. If bleeding persists for 6 days, it requires attention and you should call your dentist or an oral surgeon for follow up appointment. ...Read more

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I really need some answers! why am i still bleeding 5 days after my wisdom tooth extraction?

I really need some answers! why am i still bleeding 5 days after my wisdom tooth extraction?

See dentist: I recommend you go back to the dentist who extracted the tooth and have the extraction site examined. The gingiva (gums) are in an active healing stage at this point and can be readily disturbed and easily bleed just by eating some hard, crusty type foods and even by brushing your teeth and gums. ...Read more

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