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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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My tooth extraction blood clot failed, what to do?

My tooth extraction blood clot failed, what to do?

Dry socket: What so you mean your clot failed? If you are having severe pain you may have a dry socket, where you lost the healing clot. Call the extracting dentist for treatment asap. This can be very painful until you get treatment. ...Read more

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What can I do if my tooth extraction blood clot failed?

What can I do if my tooth extraction blood clot failed?

Call your dentist: in General if you keep pressure on the area in question you should stop the bleeding. If you eat and rinse your mouth before a proper clot formation, you can start bleeding again, in this case reapply pressure with a gauze or best use a tea bag and bite on it for 15 minutes, it should help. Other wise call your dentist. ...Read more

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Does a tooth extraction blood clot turn white and start shrinking by fifth day. Not sure if its bone now or just blood clot shrinking into the socket?

Does a tooth extraction blood clot turn white and start shrinking by fifth day. Not sure if its bone now or just blood clot shrinking into the socket?

Healing socket: If it is day five and you had a problem with healing and there was exposed bone, you would know it as you would have severe pain. Although a blood clot is reddish in color, food and tissue debris can accumulate at the top of the healing socket and appear white. You should be fine. Just follow up with your dentist for a post op check about 7 days from the time of the extraction. ...Read more

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What should the color of a healing tooth extraction blood clot look like, I got my tooth extracted 2 days ago and it's a white an yellow color?

What should the color of a healing tooth extraction blood clot look like, I got my tooth extracted 2 days ago and it's a white an yellow color?

Speak with dentist: If you have any concerns, see the dentist that performed the extraction. It probably is healing fine. Speak to the dentist and see if an antibiotic is in order. ...Read more

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I am on day 8 after my tooth extraction. I took my meds for a wk and haven't had pain so far. I worry about dislodging blood clot. Should i be worried?

I am on day 8 after my tooth extraction. I took my meds for a wk and haven't had pain so far. I worry about dislodging blood clot. Should i be worried?

No: Sounds like you have followed all of your post-surgical instructions and are healing well. The blood clot has done its duty and is allowing the extraction site to start to form the matrix then the bone will fill in the void. Do not worry about the blood clot. ...Read more

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What happens to a blood clot after a tooth extraction?

What happens to a blood clot after a tooth extraction?

Dissolves: Clot stimulates osteoblastic activity to form bone for socket, then dissolves. If rejected early, can lead to a painful dry socket. ...Read more

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Tooth Extraction (Definition)

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