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How long does it take for a blood clot to form after getting a tooth pulled?

How long does it take for a blood clot to form after getting a tooth pulled?

Minutes: A healthy adult should form a clot within minutes after a tooth has been extracted. If the patient is on medication such as Aspirin or other blood thinners, the clot may take longer to form. The patient should contact their dentist if bleeding doesn't stop and no clot is formed. ...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 had a tooth pulled 6 days ago and the blood clot fell out yesterday. It doesn't hurt it is just feels like a an awkward hole but it kinda has a odor?

I had a tooth pulled 6 days ago and the blood clot fell out yesterday. It doesn't hurt it is just feels like a an awkward hole but it kinda has a odor?

Sounds normal: If there is no pain, everything is probably fine. The odor is normal because the blood clot has a smell, and food debris tends to get stuck in there. The hole will go away slowly over several weeks to months. Sounds like the normal healing process is occurring. If you have any questions, see your dentist. ...Read more

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I had a tooth pulled 3 days ago and the blood clot is about to fall out what do I need to do? Its friday evening so i can't see a dentist until monday

I had a tooth pulled 3 days ago and the blood clot is about to fall out what do I need to do? Its friday evening so i can't see a dentist until monday

Perhaps still OK: My office is open on saturdays as are many offices. You might want to see another dentist just to be sure. Without seeing a dentist there is not much that you can do on your own. Just because you think or see the clot about ready to fall out, does not mean that it will or that there is not some clotting still present underneath. You may be just fine. ...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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Tooth extraction and now I have a blood clot. Help?

Tooth extraction and now I have a blood clot. Help?

Healing: The blood clot at the extraction site is a normal part of healthy healing. You need it to heal the extraction site . Do not disturb it. It will go away as the area heals. Loosing this blood clot too soon can cause very painful healing complication called a dry socket. ...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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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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Can a blood clot be lost on 4th day after tooth extraction?

Can a blood clot be lost on 4th day after tooth extraction?

Not likely: The blood clot begins to organize into normal tissue. By the forth day it should be fairly stable unless you have done something to it to cause it to dislodge. ...Read more

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My blood clot came off after a tooth extraction, help please?

Blood clot : Call your surgeon. Depending on when the tooth was extracted, he may want to examine the area or just give some advice about how to care for the extraction site. Never be shy about calling your doctor. They are knowledgeable about the problem and the source of the best advice. ...Read more

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Tooth Extraction (Definition)

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