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Had a lower front tooth extraction and it won't stop bleeding. Help?

Had a lower front tooth extraction and it won't stop bleeding. Help?

Pressure: Place sterile gauze in the socket and apply firm pressure for 15 minutes. Repeat if necessary. If it continues after that, call your dentist. ...Read more

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Tooth Extraction (Definition)

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What can be done to stop bleeding after tooth extraction?

What can be done to stop bleeding after tooth extraction?

Bleeding: Generally biting on gauze with firm pressure for an hour will do the job. If the socket continues to 'drip' like a faucet then biting on a moistened tea bag for 30 min will do it. The tannin in the tea will clot the drippy area. If the bleeding is heavy see your dentist asap. ...Read more

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Is there a shot to stop the bleeding after a tooth extraction.

Is there a shot to stop the bleeding after a tooth extraction.

Question for you: When was the tooth extracted? Under normal conditions a blood clot forms soon after an extraction and bleeding should stop. If you are still bleeding you need to get right back to your surgeon and have him look at the extraction site. He will make recommendations when you see him. ...Read more

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How to stop bleeding from a tooth extraction--more salt water?

How to stop bleeding from a tooth extraction--more salt water?

Light presure: Your dentist should have given you post-operative instructions. Usually a pack of gauze is given and instruction given on how to use them. If you ran out of the gauze, you can use a tea bag. Wet the bag and bite on that with light pressure over the extraction site. Bleeding should stop in a few minutes. Call the dentist office for more instruction. ...Read more

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What is one way to stop my gums from bleeding after having a tooth extraction?

What is one way to stop my gums from bleeding after having a tooth extraction?

Depends: If you just had the tooth extracted, you should only bite on gauze for about an hour. If you keep gauze in your mouth longer, you may pull out your blood clot. You can also bite on a wet tea bag for ten minutes. The tannic acid will help clot the blood. Do not suck on anything, smoke or spit for 24 hours. If you continue to bleed, contact your dentist. ...Read more

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Can I use a chamomile tea bag to help stop the bleeding from a tooth extraction if that's all I have?

Can I use a chamomile tea bag to help stop the bleeding from a tooth extraction if that's all I have?

Regular tea is bette: Its the Tannin in the tea that helps control bleeding. I don't think chamomile tea has much if any tannin ...Read more

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How can I stop excessive bleeding from my mouth after tooth extraction?

How can I stop excessive bleeding from my mouth after tooth extraction?

Several things: The first thing to try is to bite on some slightly wet gauze for 30 mins, and repeat this for another 30 mins. If you feel like you are continuing to bleed a lot, bite on a wet tea bag for 30 mins, normally this does the trick. You also may not be bleeding as bad as you think, as blood gets mixed in with your saliva in your mouth it may seem like there is more blood than there is. ...Read more

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How can you stop a nose bleed after an impacted canine tooth extraction?

How can you stop a nose bleed after an impacted canine tooth extraction?

Call your OS: Notify your oral surgeon if you bleed from your nose after mpacted canine tooth extraction. ...Read more

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Why would causevthe tooth extraction site to bleed after two weeks? Haven't had any bleeding since the first 24 hours.

Why would causevthe tooth extraction site to bleed after two weeks? Haven't had any bleeding since the first 24 hours.

Trauma: Although it has been two weeks, the new tissue is quite fragile, and trauma from food may have injured the site. You should be fine. If it continues bleeding, see your surgeon. ...Read more

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Why am I still bleeding almost 72 hours after tooth extraction?

Why am I still bleeding almost 72 hours after tooth extraction?

Call dentist: Place a moistened (in water- not hot) tea bag (black tea not herbal or green tea) on the extraction site, hold it there or bite on it with pressure for 20 to 30 minutes. If the bleeding is significantly slowed but still slightly bleeding, re-apply with a new tea bag for 20 to 30 minutes. If unsuccessful, see your dentist immediately. ...Read more

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I have been bleeding for a week do to a tooth extraction. The bleeding is mostly when I wake up and am still in pain. What should I do?

I have been bleeding for a week do to a tooth extraction. The bleeding is mostly when I wake up and am still in pain. What should I do?

Go back: Sometimes food particles can get into extraction sites which can delay healing and cause a little post-extraction bleeding. Usually a gentle rinse with an irrigation syringe will flush out the debris and the area can start healing. ...Read more

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I have been bleeding for a week do to a tooth extraction? The bleeding is mostly when I wake up. During the day not much. What should I do?

I have been bleeding for a week do to a tooth extraction? The bleeding is mostly when I wake up. During the day not much. What should I do?

Get it rechecked: By now the bleeding should have stopped. The question is, how much blood are we talking about? If you only notice it in the morning then it would be a good idea to make an appt. With your dentist/oral surgeon for first thing in the morning to have it looked at. ...Read more

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Tooth extraction aftercare. Please help! What do I do if it's still bleeding?

Tooth extraction aftercare. Please help! What do I do if it's still bleeding?

Bleeding: If an extraction site continues to bleed, place a dry tea bag over the site and bite on it for about 20-30 minutes. The tannins in black tea will help. Also, avoid sucking through a straw or rinsing, which will dislodge a blood clot. If it continues to bleed, call the dentist who removed the tooth for further instruction. ...Read more

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I'm wondering how long does pain, bleeding and swelling last after a tooth extraction?

I'm wondering how long does pain, bleeding and swelling last after a tooth extraction?

Pain: Swelling should be minimal unless the surgeon had to perform a surgical extraction and even then it should be moderate lasting perhaps a week or less. Bleeding should stop with in an hour, no real post op pain that Motrin cannot handle and that discomfort may last for a day or two (ie three motrin/day for two days). Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Tooth extraction yesterday not bleeding anymore but still very painful. I don't smoke an didn't drink from straw. What can I do? Motrin not working

Tooth extraction yesterday not bleeding anymore but still very painful. I don't smoke an didn't drink from straw. What can I do? Motrin not working

Stronger pain med: You may need either a stronger pain med such as Norco (hydrocodone and acetaminophen) or antibiotics or both. However, there is a chance that you have a dry socket. I would advise obtaining a stronger pain med 1st, then evaluating your condition after. ...Read more

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Why do you have to remove gauze before eating or drinking after tooth extraction even if you are bleeding?

Aspiration: There's always a concern about the patient swallowing or aspirating (inhaling) the gauze. Makes perfect sense. ...Read more

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How long is bleeding normal after wisdom tooth extraction?

How long is bleeding normal after wisdom tooth extraction?

Post op Bleeding: This varies on many factors- some medications effect blood clotting; difficulty of surgical removal, skill of surgeon & whether or not suturing closes flap completely or partially. Initial clotting should be up to about 10 minutes, some oozing may be expected for hours, irritation to clot from eating, brushing, flossing, tongue may induce slight bleeding even days later. Call your own dentist if? ...Read more

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How long does bleeding last after wisdom tooth extraction?

How long does bleeding last after wisdom tooth extraction?

A day or so: Heavy bleeding should subside right away. Some oozing can occur for a day or two. If you are having heavy bleeding, you may wish to place a tea bag (lipton black tea) on the socket. The tannic acid will help control the bleeding. If it does not subside, see your oral surgeon. ...Read more

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Ght bleeding 6 days after top wisdom tooth extraction. Please help?

Ght bleeding 6 days after top wisdom tooth extraction. Please help?

See your dentist: Pain, bleeding and swelling following wisdom tooth extraction is usually at its worst 24 – 48 hours after surgery, after that it should subside stop. If bleeding persists for 6 days, it requires attention and you should call your dentist or an oral surgeon for follow up appointment. ...Read more

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I was wondering is it normal not to have any bleeding after wisdom tooth extraction?

I was wondering is it normal not to have any bleeding after wisdom tooth extraction?

Epinephrine in: The local anesthetic will cause vasoconstriction and decrease bleeding, taking Aspirin within a week prior will increase bleeding. ...Read more

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I really need some answers! Why am I still bleeding 5 days after my wisdom tooth extraction?

I really need some answers! Why am I still bleeding 5 days after my wisdom tooth extraction?

See dentist: I recommend you go back to the dentist who extracted the tooth and have the extraction site examined. The gingiva (gums) are in an active healing stage at this point and can be readily disturbed and easily bleed just by eating some hard, crusty type foods and even by brushing your teeth and gums. ...Read more

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Docs can you explain, is slight bleeding normal after wisdom tooth extraction?

Docs can you explain, is slight bleeding normal after wisdom tooth extraction?

It' normal: Yes, slight bleeding is normal after an extraction. Just keep pressure on clean gauze for 20 minutes. Then check. If more oozing occurs, bite on gauze for 20 more minutes. Keep doing this until bleeding stops. ...Read more

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Had a tooth extraction last Thursday, 8 days later start bleeding badly from the area, no pain, but a blood clot formed! Please help!

See your dentist: See your dentist for a follow-up evaluation. This is part of routine aftercare. You might have accidentally disturbed the extraction wound without any consequences or there may be something that needs further attention. Please call your dentist, discuss what happened and ask to be seen. ...Read more

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Could I rinse with salt water if I'm still bleeding after wisdom tooth extraction?

Could I rinse with salt water if I'm still bleeding after wisdom tooth extraction?

Pressure Is Better: First wipe away any clot over the gum surface. Then place a moistened teabag on the bleeding site and close together for 30 minutes without letting up. You should be sitting upright with a cold pack on the cheek. Drink plenty of fluids! ...Read more

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Two white patches on either side of back of mouth. Same area is red, had since november. No pain or bleeding just had a tooth extraction. What could b

Ask a dentist: Redness in tissue may be normal or an indication of chronic infection. If what is described is in fact signs of infection, your entire body has been constantly battling with it within your blood, which affects health of kidneys, liver, joints, etc., in a long run. A trained dentist can assure you whether "wait ; see" approach is wise. So please consult with your dentist or oral surgeon today! ...Read more

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Possible reasons for bleeding gums after wisdom tooth extraction?

Possible reasons for bleeding gums after wisdom tooth extraction?

Bleeding gums: Some oozing of blood may occur the first day after wisdom tooth extraction and is very common. Don't rinse your mouth, place a gauze on your bleeding gum and bite on it for around 10-15 minutes. It should stop the bleeding. Repeat as needed. ...Read more

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If you lose the clot 2 days after tooth extraction would you bleed?

If you lose the clot 2 days after tooth extraction would you bleed?

Possible: It's quite possible. It's more likely to have a dry socket develop if the clot comes out 2 days post op but certainly bleeding, infection, swelling can occur. ...Read more

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Would a tooth extraction location bleed heavily if the clot has come out?

Would a tooth extraction location bleed heavily if the clot has come out?

Extraction bleeding: It is possible that if something disrupts the blood clot that bleeding can occur. If this is the case you need to see your oral surgoen or dentist asap. It is likely a suture or 2 may need to be placed to cover the extraction site and put pressure on it to control bleeding. ...Read more

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Hi docs, would a tooth extraction location bleed heavily if the clot has come out?

Hi docs, would a tooth extraction location bleed heavily if the clot has come out?

Tooth extraction: If the clot is lost it becomes a dry socket and is very painful. You will need to see a dentist daily to have it packed so it will heal. ...Read more

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