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Tooth Extraction Bleeding Won T Stop
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have been bleeding for a week already do to a tooth extraction is that normal?I went back to dentist 2 times n he just cleans the clot but the bleeding wont stop .during the day it really doesn't bleed but every morning I wake up bleeding .
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
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 . During the day not much .what should I do?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Why do you have to remove gauze before eating or drinking after tooth extraction even if you are bleeding?
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 3 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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