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No blood clot after wisdom teeth removal. Is this abnormal?

No blood clot after wisdom teeth removal. Is this abnormal?

The clots do not: Need to be over-abundant & be protruding or visible on the top of the extraction socket. There are more than likely blood clots at the base of the sockets & everything is completely fine. Avoid straws, smoking, vigorous rinsing & forceful expectoration. Always inform your doctor if concerned and ask. A good treatment team will always be receptive to any questions to help put patiets at ease. ...Read more

Mouth (Definition)

Mouth (mouth) " n. Pl. Mouths 1. A. The body opening through which an animal takes in food. B. The cavity lying at the upper end of the alimentary canal, bounded on the outside by the lips and inside by the oropharynx and containing in higher vertebrates the tongue, gums, and teeth. C. This cavity regarded as the source of sounds and speech. D. The opening to any cavity or canal ...Read more


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Strange yellow thing that appeared on top of blood clot after wisdom teeth removal. What could this be?

Strange yellow thing that appeared on top of blood clot after wisdom teeth removal. What could this be?

Foreign object?: One possibility is a piece of food such as a kernel of corn fragment has become embedded in the top of the clot. If the extraction was performed more than 3 or 4 days ago, it should be safe to carefully lift the fragment off with tweezers or go back to let the dentist look at it if you aren't comfortable with tweezers or if the extraction was more recent. ...Read more

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I have a big blood clot in my mouth after wisdom teeth removal. What should I do it is not 24hours yet.

I have a big blood clot in my mouth after wisdom teeth removal. What should I do it is not 24hours yet.

Big blood clot: 1. Do not rinse 2. Remove the clot with a dry sterile gauze pad. 3. Moisten a tea bag and apply gentle pressure by biting down for 45 minutes. 4. Repeat as necessary. 5. Keep your head elevated 6. Limit physical activity. If that doesn't work you will have to call your dentist or oral surgeon. ...Read more

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Is it okay to eat after wisdom teeth removal with the blood clots still on? I can still see the blood clots in my mouth where the surgical extraction happened.

Yes: Maintaining an adequate nutrition following any surgery is important. If you are taking pain medication, it is important to have something in your stomach before taking the pain med to decrease the risk of nausea. Start with a soft diet, drink liquids, and advance your diet as tolerated. ...Read more

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After wisdom teeth removal a week ago, I began bleeding and spat out a large-ish blood clot. I am soaking through gaze. Should I be worried?

After wisdom teeth removal a week ago, I began bleeding and spat out a large-ish blood clot. I am soaking through gaze. Should I be worried?

Post op bleeding: Bleeding should be substantially controlled within the first hour or two, and certainly by the next day. It's common to have some slight temporary bleeding when the wound site is irritated from tongue, food, brushing or flossing during the first week. Anything more than that should be discussed with the dentist who removed the tooth. ...Read more

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Does your body absorb the blood clot from wisdom teeth removal?

Does your body absorb the blood clot from wisdom teeth removal?

Yes and no: After your tooth is removed the clot will form in the socket. This will usually dissolve (lyse) over time sort of like how a scab comes off after you have a cut or abrasion of your skin. If the socket isn't open for the lysed clot to come out the body can resorb some of the clot, but usually as the clot breaks down it leaks out of the socket. ...Read more

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Wisdom teeth removal, 1 was impacted. It started hurting a few days after, it still looks like I have a blood clot. The pain is in my ear/ jaw bone.?

Wisdom teeth removal, 1 was impacted. It started hurting a few days after, it still looks like I have a blood clot. The pain is in my ear/ jaw bone.?

Dry socket: Most common time for onset of dry socket is 3 to 7 days following surgery. If antibiotics were not prescribed it is also possible to have an infection of the site. Fever might accompany the infection. In either case contact the office you were seen at or your dentist if by a specialist. Either can prescribe antibiotics or place a dressing. ...Read more

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I have loose blood clots after wisdom teeth extraction, what can I take for this?

I have loose blood clots after wisdom teeth extraction, what can I take for this?

Bone infection: A dry socket is infection that develops in the bone socket. It is best treated by careful debridement to remove the layer of infected bone and to restart bleeding that important in the development of a full socket blood clot. Perscription antibiotic and anti inflammatory medication is often indicated. ...Read more

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Blood clots in wisdom teeth falling out after 4 days, is this okay?

Blood clots in wisdom teeth falling out after 4 days, is this okay?

Yes and no: If the clots are coming out, you should be having severe pain in the extraction sites. If you don't have pain, you are probably just flushing out some food debris from the sites. Any concerns, call your dentist for evaluation. ...Read more

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4dys after wisdom teeth extraction. I see no blood clots n don't have dry socket. Only canker sores and stiff jaw. Could it be ok for me to smoke?

4dys after wisdom teeth extraction. I see no blood clots n don't have dry socket. Only canker sores and stiff jaw. Could it be ok for me to smoke?

Wisdom teeth: It is never a good idea to smoke. Since you have not smoked for 4 days, use this as your start to quit. If you want to smoke you will smoke. ...Read more

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If you got sticthes after wisdom teeth surgery, can you still see the blood clots?

If you got sticthes after wisdom teeth surgery, can you still see the blood clots?

Often yes: But wisdom teeth are far back, you may need a flashlight to help you see.
Even with stitches you need to be careful - do not smoke, drink from a straw, spit or vigorously rinse, as you could dislodge the clot and develop a dry socket. ...Read more

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Blood clot in face after wisdom teeth, what are the remedies?

Blood clot in face after wisdom teeth, what are the remedies?

Bruise?: I assume you mean a bruise. This is common. Will resolve over time. Moist heat will help to dissipate the pigment from the blood. Expect a series of color changes for a while. See oral surgeon if other symptoms develop. ...Read more

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Help I had wisdom teeth extracted; blood clot came out. What to do?

Help I had wisdom teeth extracted; blood clot came out. What to do?

Blood clot: If you are having no pain, keep the area clean and free of debris, as per the post-op instructions from your oral surgeon.
If you are having increased or prolonged pain, or if you are concerned about a dry socket (which causes severe pain), contact your oral surgeon for advice and/or an examination. ...Read more

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It's been 5 days since my wisdom teeth surgery. I can finally see the holes, they have the blood clot but also white stuff. Is it food?? I clean them.

It's been 5 days since my wisdom teeth surgery. I can finally see the holes, they have the blood clot but also white stuff. Is it food?? I clean them.

Ext socket: It could be food or normal healing tissue. As long as there is no pain or swelling it should heal on its own uneventfully. Rinse out as well as you can and don't be concerned. Your dentist should see you for a follow up visit to check on healing. ...Read more

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What is the normal color of the blood clot after wisdom teeth are removed?

What is the normal color of the blood clot after wisdom teeth are removed?

Same as other clots: A blood clot from almost anywhere in the body will be bright red or blood colored. If it has been exposed to the air for a period of time it will be darker red. Try to let them fall out of your mouth rather than actively rinsing your mouth. This gives an extraction site time to get a good start on healing. ...Read more

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Its been 6 days since I got my wisdom teeth out can I still lose the blood clot?

Its been 6 days since I got my wisdom teeth out can I still lose the blood clot?

Highly unlikely: This usually happens within the first several days. The lack of a disrupted clot to reform can lead to the development of a dry socket, but the incidence of fibrinolytic alveolitis is around 5%, and almost exclusively occurs in lower posterior areas. ...Read more

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How long does it take a blood clot to dissolve and be replaced by soft tissue after getting your wisdom teeth out?

How long does it take a blood clot to dissolve and be replaced by soft tissue after getting your wisdom teeth out?

Initial coverage: Approximately 1 to 3 weeks for initial coverage of tissue, although it actually takes about 6 to 8 weeks for the socket to completely fill in with bone. Even longer sometimes for complete maturation. ...Read more

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I got my wisdom teeth out about 2 months ago and I just recently noticed a blood clot coming out of my gum is that normal and what should I do?

I got my wisdom teeth out about 2 months ago and I just recently noticed a blood clot coming out of my gum is that normal and what should I do?

Go for quick look: Check with your dentist for a quick look to see what may be the clot source. There is rarely delayed healing for some. ...Read more

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I got my wisdom teeth out six days ago, I think the blood clot fell out of one yesterday I filled the hole with anesthetic oral paste should I worry?

I got my wisdom teeth out six days ago, I think the blood clot fell out of one yesterday I filled the hole with anesthetic oral paste should I worry?

Yes: Off-label use. OTC oral anesthetic space is NOT manufactured for use in an extraction site. Please immediately call your Oral Surgeon or treating General Dentist for guidance. ...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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What happen to the blood clot after wisdom teeth extraction?

What happen to the blood clot after wisdom teeth extraction?

The blood clot: Covers the extraction socket and allows the area to heal. It's important for a blood clot to form to stop the bleeding after wisdom tooth extraction and begin the healing process. For 3-4 days after surgery do not brush the area to prevent dislodging of the blood clot from the socket. ...Read more

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Can I still pull the blood clot out 5 days after wisdom teeth extraction? What will a healthy extraction look like at this point?

Can I still pull the blood clot out 5 days after wisdom teeth extraction? What will a healthy extraction look like at this point?

Be careful: Even though you may have no more pain or bleeding it does not mean you will not have any other complications. Normally you should be fine, it will take a couple of month until the tissue re-epethelialize and fill the socket completely to look normal again. If in doubt talk back to your dentist. ...Read more

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There is black blood/goo from wisdom teeth extraction-point. Blood clot or granulation tissue?

There is black blood/goo from wisdom teeth extraction-point. Blood clot or granulation tissue?

Blood clot: Granulation tissue is supplied with blood and appears pinkish. Blood clot is not supplied with blood except for the blood that forms the clot in the first place. ...Read more

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The day after I had my wisdom teeth pulled a huge dark blood clot formed from the one wisdom tooth covering my teeth to the front?

The day after I had my wisdom teeth pulled a huge dark blood clot formed from the one wisdom tooth covering my teeth to the front?

Don't panic: Bleeding is normal after an extraction, in your case if you did not keep the pressure on the wound the blood swept forward, the good news it coagulated and stopped. Just wipe it of the teeth and be careful. Call your dentist if you are still bleeding. ...Read more

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I had my two upper wisdom teeth pulled 2 days ago and I just felt like a pop on the one. Does that mean I lost the blood clot and will have dry socket?

Dry socket: A common sign of a dry socket is when you breath in with your mouth open you feel the cold air and a deep pain in the extraction site. Could it have been your jaw that popped? The TMJ joint often makes a popping or clicking sound when you open real wide, especialy after having your mouth cranked open for a long surgery such as extractions. If any pain or concern see the dr. Who did the extract. ...Read more

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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