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Dr. Vikram Patel
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Wisdom Teeth (Definition)

Wisdom teeth are the last or 3rd molars to erupt in the mouth. It usually occurs around ages 17-21 and many become impacted for lack of room. Wisdom teeth are the hardest to reach, clean, and have restorative done to. This is the main reason for ...Read more


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Why am I still bleeding on the 3rd day after wisdom teeth removal?

Why am I still bleeding on the 3rd day after wisdom teeth removal?

Wisdom teeth healing: You should not be bleeding 3 days after wisdom teeth extraction. Please call the extracting dentist about this for the best advice. ...Read more

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Is it normal to have minor bleeding in the mornings after wisdom teeth removal?

Is it normal to have minor bleeding in the mornings after wisdom teeth removal?

Yes.: Absolutely. Think a drop of blood in a quart of saliva. Until the wounds close over, you may have a small amount of pink saliva. If it is bright red, call your oral surgeon. ...Read more

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How much time will numbness and bleeding last after wisdom teeth removal?

How much time will numbness and bleeding last after wisdom teeth removal?

Wisdom teeth: After wisdom teeth extractions the numbness and bleeding my last for a couple of hours. In case it lasts longer than you need to call your dentist right away. ...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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Today is the second day of bleeding after my wisdom teeth removal. Is this normal?

Today is the second day of bleeding after my wisdom teeth removal. Is this normal?

Can be: How much bleeding are you experiencing? Is the bleeding getting less?. If not you might want to call your dentist...You can also take a teabag, wet it and place that over the extraction site with gentle pressure. The tannic acid from the tewill help stop bleeding i'm assuming you are not on blood thinners. ...Read more

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Wisdom teeth removal and i'm still bleeding on day 4, is this normal?

Call dentist: A little bit of oozing can happen, but bleeding is not normal. Call the oral surgeon or dentist that did the extractions today to report this problem. The dentist knows your mouth and situation and can best help you. Many times they can help you over the phone even if the office is closed. ...Read more

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When can I return to work after wisdom teeth removal?

When can I return to work after wisdom teeth removal?

Depends on you: Every surgery is different. Some are very quick and uneventful. In these cases you may be back the day after. Other surgeries require significant bone removal and are more traumatic. In these instances you may be down several days. Generally, when the bleeding has stopped and the pain under control without narcotics, you are ready to work. Older people will require more time than younger. ...Read more

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Why does clot keep falling out 2 days after wisdom teeth removal?

Why does clot keep falling out 2 days after wisdom teeth removal?

It depends: The clot may come out due to a variety of causes. There may have been too much suction (drinking through a straw), exposure to alcohol (many mouthwashes), smoking or development of a dry socket (infection of the bone). It is best to visit the surgeon and have it evaluated. ...Read more

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Bleeding (Definition)

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Tooth Extraction (Definition)

Tooth extraction means removing an entire tooth or teeth from the jawbone. ...Read more


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