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What to do if i think i dislodged a blood clot in my wisdom tooth socket. How can I get it to re-clot?

What to do if i think i dislodged a blood clot in my wisdom tooth socket. How can I get it to re-clot?

Keep it clean: Blood clot forms when a wound from extraction is healing. It is not necessary for the actual healing process. It acts more like a dressing to protect the wound site. Keep the site clean and healing tissue will grow over the wound site. This will happen under the blood clot also. The process usually takes about 2 to 3 weeks. ...Read more

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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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What colors are normal in a healing tooth socket (blood clot)?

What colors are normal in a healing tooth socket (blood clot)?

Black color: It is a color of the blood clot that serves as a layer of protection for the bone structures underneath. ...Read more

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I just had my wisdom teeth extracted, and one of the socket's blood clot is abnormally large; larger than the adjoining tooth in fact. Should i worry?

I just had my wisdom teeth extracted, and one of the socket's blood clot is abnormally large; larger than the adjoining tooth in fact. Should i worry?

No: As long as you don't continue to get oozing of blood and the clot continues to grow in size. All questions should be directed to the dentist who actually extracted your wisdom teeth. Call and explain the situation and ask if you need to be seen for this as well as when he\she would like to see you next. ...Read more

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Does a tooth extraction blood clot turn white and start shrinking by fifth day. Not sure if its bone now or just blood clot shrinking into the socket?

Does a tooth extraction blood clot turn white and start shrinking by fifth day. Not sure if its bone now or just blood clot shrinking into the socket?

Healing socket: If it is day five and you had a problem with healing and there was exposed bone, you would know it as you would have severe pain. Although a blood clot is reddish in color, food and tissue debris can accumulate at the top of the healing socket and appear white. You should be fine. Just follow up with your dentist for a post op check about 7 days from the time of the extraction. ...Read more

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I stopped using gauze only ten minutes after a wisdoms tooth extraction. Will a blood clot still form? Or will i get dry socket?

I stopped using gauze only ten minutes after a wisdoms tooth extraction. Will a blood clot still form? Or will i get dry socket?

Dry Socket: Blood clot will most likely form. The gauze does not prevent the clot from falling out. Avoid gargling and rinsing aggressively for a few days and you will probably be fine. Any problems please call your surgeon. ...Read more

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Could i lose that blood clot in the open hole after wisdom tooth extraction and develop the dreaded dry socket?

Yes: Be careful when eating or drinking during the first 24 hours. Definitely do not rinse during this time. Brush very gently on that side for a couple of days. ...Read more

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How many days after wisdom tooth extraction is the blood clot NOT needed anymore and developing dry socket is a non issue.

How many days after wisdom tooth extraction is the blood clot NOT needed anymore and developing dry socket is a non issue.

Depends: That would be based on the difficulty and severity of the tooth removal, but usually 7 to 10 days is sufficient ...Read more