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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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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 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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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

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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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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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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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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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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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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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Dr. Debra Rosenblatt
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Wisdom Teeth (Definition)

Wisdom teeth are the last molars to "come in" to a person's mouth. They usually emerge when someone is 17 to 21 years old. Many wisdom teeth become impacted for lack of room in the mouth, and ...Read more