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How can I tell if I lost my blood clot after tooth extraction?

How can I tell if I lost my blood clot after tooth extraction?

PAIN: Pain from a dry socket will not let you sleep unless you see the dentist once a day for several weeks. ...Read more

Blood Clot (Definition)

A blood clot or thrombus is the final step of the coagulation cascade. It is a good thing when your body is trying to stop blood loss, however a blood clot can form in the veins after prolonged periods of immobility. This type of like ...Read more


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I have this strange large blood clot after tooth extraction, what oculd this be?

I have this strange large blood clot after tooth extraction, what oculd this be?

Slow leakage: These are formally known as an exophtic hematoma, aka "liver clot." they occur when inadequate hemostasis, such as biting on a sterile gauze, is not maintained long enough. The bleeding continues at a slow pace and then the blood coagulates outside of the socket. ...Read more

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Thoughts? Could salt water help form a blood clot after tooth extraction?

Thoughts? Could salt water help form a blood clot after tooth extraction?

No: Rinsing and gargling may, however, dislodge a blood clot, causing a dry socket condition. I would avoid rinsing and disturbing the extraction site. ...Read more

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What happens to a blood clot after a tooth extraction?

What happens to a blood clot after a tooth extraction?

Dissolves: Clot stimulates osteoblastic activity to form bone for socket, then dissolves. If rejected early, can lead to a painful dry socket. ...Read more

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Lost part of blood clot after a tooth extraction on Friday but I'm not in pain?

Lost part of blood clot after a tooth extraction on Friday but I'm not in pain?

Normal: Sounds like you are healing normally. If you have pain, bleeding, bad taste or smell, notify your treating Dentist/Oral Surgeon immediately. Otherwise, don't worry. ...Read more

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I have no blood clot after wisdom tooth extraction, help?

I have no blood clot after wisdom tooth extraction, help?

Dry socket coming: Go back immediately to dentist for irrigation and a dry socket paste to be placed in extraction sites. Take your meds also. ...Read more

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Is it possible to accidentally knock out a blood clot a week after tooth extraction?

Is it possible to accidentally knock out a blood clot a week after tooth extraction?

Probably not: After a week, some healing has begun. You may have knocked out a piece but if there's no bleeding, pain, heat, swelling, discharge or foul taste or odor then you are OK. ...Read more

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Blood clot loose after wisdom tooth extraction. How do I keep it in place?

See a dentist: If the clot is actually loose, there is no way to reattach it to the bone and most likely the clot will come out. If that happens and you start to get pain, call the dentist who extracted the tooth. If you have pain now with the loose clot, also call the doctor to be evaluated and he might be able to get a new clot to form. ...Read more

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My blood clot came off after a tooth extraction, help please?

My blood clot came off after a tooth extraction, help please?

Blood clot: Call your surgeon. Depending on when the tooth was extracted, he may want to examine the area or just give some advice about how to care for the extraction site.
Never be shy about calling your doctor. They are knowledgeable about the problem and the source of the best advice. ...Read more

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How long should a blood clot stay in place after tooth extraction?

How long should a blood clot stay in place after tooth extraction?

As long as possible: After the tooth is extracted, a blood clot will form in the site. The blood clot will be eventually replaced by soft tissue which will be replace by bone. ...Read more

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How long does it take for a blood clot to harden after a tooth extraction?

A half hour: 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. It will form a blood clot. Repeat as needed until bleeding is stopped. Take care. ...Read more

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Dislodged my blood clot a week after wisom tooth extraction. Will I be okay?

Dislodged my blood clot a week after wisom tooth extraction. Will I be okay?

Yes: Most likely gone at one week, but use caution: age 43 is not 18--dry docket more likely. It will take you longer to heal. Keep mouth clean, floss, brush, do not smoke. See your dentist/surgeon asap if you develop pain or swelling. Good luck. ...Read more

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Experts, might someone know if the blood clot fell out after a tooth extraction?

Experts, might someone know if the blood clot fell out after a tooth extraction?

Absolutely: Yes, you would have a lot of pain in the socket and it is usually worse than a toothache. ...Read more

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How can I prevent a blood clot from coming out after tooth extraction?

How can I prevent a blood clot from coming out after tooth extraction?

Leave it alone!: For the first couple days after the ext, don't brush by it, don't rinse too vigourous, soft diet, don't smoke, don't drink through a straw. Give it a chance to settle in and then you should be good, but even if you do all that you are told you can still get a dry socket. ...Read more

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Is it normal to have whitish blood clot after 2 days wisdom tooth extraction?

Is it normal to have whitish blood clot after 2 days wisdom tooth extraction?

Blood is not white: Pus is white. Not blood. You need urgently to have your doctor who did your procedure to evaluate you. ...Read more

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My tooth extraction blood clot failed, what to do?

Dry socket: What so you mean your clot failed? If you are having severe pain you may have a dry socket, where you lost the healing clot. Call the extracting dentist for treatment asap. This can be very painful until you get treatment. ...Read more

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Tooth extraction and now I have a blood clot. Help?

Tooth extraction and now I have a blood clot. Help?

Healing: The blood clot at the extraction site is a normal part of healthy healing. You need it to heal the extraction site. Do not disturb it. It will go away as the area heals. Loosing this blood clot too soon can cause very painful healing complication called a dry socket. ...Read more

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What can I do if my tooth extraction blood clot failed?

What can I do if my tooth extraction blood clot failed?

Call your dentist: In General if you keep pressure on the area in question you should stop the bleeding. If you eat and rinse your mouth before a proper clot formation, you can start bleeding again, in this case reapply pressure with a gauze or best use a tea bag and bite on it for 15 minutes, it should help. Other wise call your dentist. ...Read more

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Can a blood clot be lost on 4th day after tooth extraction?

Can a blood clot be lost on 4th day after tooth extraction?

Not likely: The blood clot begins to organize into normal tissue. By the forth day it should be fairly stable unless you have done something to it to cause it to dislodge. ...Read more

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What should the blood clots look like following a tooth extraction?

What should the blood clots look like following a tooth extraction?

Jelly: The socket should be full of a maroon colored mass that has the consistency of jelly. ...Read more

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Just had a tooth extraction yesterday and I accidentally sucked out the blood clot. Is this bad?

Just had a tooth extraction yesterday and I accidentally sucked out the blood clot. Is this bad?

Maybe: It can lead to a dry socket. Keep it clean and you should be ok. It will take longer to heal, because now it can only heal from the bottom of the socket to the top. With the clot in place it heals from both areas and in between. Any problems, call your dentist. Good luck. ...Read more

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I am on day 8 after my tooth extraction. I took my meds for a wk and haven't had pain so far. I worry about dislodging blood clot. Should I be worried?

No: Sounds like you have followed all of your post-surgical instructions and are healing well. The blood clot has done its duty and is allowing the extraction site to start to form the matrix then the bone will fill in the void. Do not worry about the blood clot. ...Read more

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Blood clot was removed with the gauze pad after tooth extraction. What to do if I have no gauze pads available?

Tea bags: If the socket is still bleeding, you can moisten a tea bag and use it like gauze. If it is not bleeding, you don't need to do anything. ...Read more

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Had a tooth extraction last Thursday, 8 days later start bleeding badly from the area, no pain, but a blood clot formed! Please help!

Had a tooth extraction last Thursday, 8 days later start bleeding badly from the area, no pain, but a blood clot formed! Please help!

See your dentist: See your dentist for a follow-up evaluation. This is part of routine aftercare. You might have accidentally disturbed the extraction wound without any consequences or there may be something that needs further attention. Please call your dentist, discuss what happened and ask to be seen. ...Read more

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Tooth Extraction (Definition)

Tooth extraction means removing an entire tooth or teeth from the jawbone. ...Read more