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Blood Clot After Tooth Extraction
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
Dissolves: Clot stimulates osteoblastic activity to form bone for socket, then dissolves. If rejected early, can lead to a painful dry socket. ...Read more
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
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
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
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
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
Absolutely: Yes, you would have a lot of pain in the socket and it is usually worse than a toothache. ...Read more
I think my blood clot fell out after my tooth extraction 2 days ago. But so far I haven't felt any pain. Would it pain as soon as it fell out or after?
Healing: It would appear that tooth extraction is healing as it should. Give it time to heal completely. ...Read more
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
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
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
Go back: If there is pain, please call the doctor who exreracted your tooth. ...Read more
Jelly: The socket should be full of a maroon colored mass that has the consistency of jelly. ...Read more
Normal: Yes, that is normal. Some people heal very quickly. ...Read more
Depends on if you ar: Normally should stop bleeding in less than 5 minites. ...Read more
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
Do you think I should be concerned about my blood clot falling out 9 days after my tooth extraction?
Normal healing: If you haven't pain, swelling or bleeding, I would not be concerned. ...Read more
Can a blood clot reform on top after a tooth extraction (tooth #13) it looked like it was gone a little while ago. Removal was about 38 hours ago?
Yes, and u want that: Clot to remain undisturbed, to avoid "dry socket". ...Read more
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?
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
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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