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Blood Clots After Wisdom Teeth Removal
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.See 1 more doctor answer
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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.See 1 more doctor answer
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.See 1 more doctor answer
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.See 1 more doctor answer
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.See 1 more doctor answer
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.See 1 more doctor answer
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.See 4 more doctor answers
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.
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.See 1 more doctor answer
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.See 1 more doctor answer
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.See 1 more doctor answer
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.
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.See 1 more doctor answer
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.See 3 more doctor answers
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.See 1 more doctor answer
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?
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