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Wisdom Teeth Bleeding After A Week
I had my wisdom teeth removed about 3 weeks ago. Today, one of the holes started bleeding a bit every time I irrigated it. Is this normal?
Time: It is probably still in the healing phase and you accidentally caused some bleeding with your tongue unconsciously or consciously irritating the area. I would suggest you have the dentist who extracted your teeth take a look and make sure it's healing according to schedule. Or just give it time if it's improving each day. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I got my wisdom teeth pulled out almost 5 months ago but i still have minimal bleeding about once every 5 weeks. Is this normal? Im 14
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends: Less than you think if you do the right things for the first 3 hours = bite firm on cotton over this extraction site, and use ice on the outside of the face next to the extraction site. ...Read more
Apply pressure: Bite down on some gauze or a tea bag for 30 mintues. ...Read more
It is not unusual: to notice small episodes of bleeding for several days after wisdom teeth surgery; simply bite on gauze again in the area of bleeding. Actually, some bleeding after extractions is beneficial and sign of a normal healing. If concerned, see your surgeon for post-op appointment. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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