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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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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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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?

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?

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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Tooth Extraction (Definition)

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