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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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My blood clot just fell out, tooth #29, 1 week post extraction. Should I be worried?

My blood  clot just fell out, tooth #29,  1 week post extraction.  Should I be  worried?

Post extraction care: After one week I would think that the extraction site should be fine. Try to keep any food from getting packed in the socket. If you develop more pain after a week, you may want to have the doc that did the extraction evaluate the area. ...Read more

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