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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 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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How can you tell if a blood clot where your wisdom tooth was is falling out?

How can you tell if a blood clot where your wisdom tooth was is falling out?

Blood clot: Lack of a blood clot after an extraction is called a dry socket. A dry socket is extremely painful. If you have no pain, then the extraction site is probably healing normally. If you are concerned or are having discomfort, return to your dentist or surgeon to have the area examined. ...Read more

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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?

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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Why is there no blood clot around my wisdom tooth extraction site?

Why is there no blood clot around my wisdom tooth extraction site?

It is normal: If you have no pain, discomfort and other symptoms till now, it is a good sign and indicates wound healing. However, if concerned, visit your dentist for post extraction evaluation. ...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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What color is a blood clot from a wisdom tooth extraction site supposed to be? While swishing with water, something of a light brown color dislodged.

What color is a blood clot from a wisdom tooth extraction site supposed to be? While swishing with water, something of a light brown color dislodged.

Normal: Most likely that is normal debris (discarded tissue, clotting material or food). I would not worry but if you are still having concerns I would set up a post-op with the dentist that did the extraction or call them with questions. ...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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Blood clot falling out after wisdom tooth surgery. How long does this take?

Protect bloodclot: Most surgeons would like you to do all you can to protect the blood clot from coming out! leaving the blood clot intact promotes good healing and good bone repair in the socket! ...Read more