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Wisdom Teeth Removal Blood Clot
Is it okay to eat after wisdom teeth removal with the blood clots still on? I can still see the blood clots in my mouth where the surgical extraction happened.
Yes: Maintaining an adequate nutrition following any surgery is important. If you are taking pain medication, it is important to have something in your stomach before taking the pain med to decrease the risk of nausea. Start with a soft diet, drink liquids, and advance your diet as tolerated. ...Read more
Mouth (mouth) " n. Pl. Mouths 1. A. The body opening through which an animal takes in food. B. The cavity lying at the upper end of the alimentary canal, bounded on the outside by the lips and inside by the oropharynx and containing in higher vertebrates the tongue, gums, and teeth. C. This cavity regarded as the source of sounds and speech. D. The opening to any cavity or canal ...Read more
The clots do not: Need to be over-abundant & be protruding or visible on the top of the extraction socket. There are more than likely blood clots at the base of the sockets & everything is completely fine. Avoid straws, smoking, vigorous rinsing & forceful expectoration. Always inform your doctor if concerned and ask. A good treatment team will always be receptive to any questions to help put patiets at ease. ...Read more
Yes and no: After your tooth is removed the clot will form in the socket. This will usually dissolve (lyse) over time sort of like how a scab comes off after you have a cut or abrasion of your skin. If the socket isn't open for the lysed clot to come out the body can resorb some of the clot, but usually as the clot breaks down it leaks out of the socket. ...Read more
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 more
Strange yellow thing that appeared on top of blood clot after wisdom teeth removal. What could this be?
Foreign object?: One possibility is a piece of food such as a kernel of corn fragment has become embedded in the top of the clot. If the extraction was performed more than 3 or 4 days ago, it should be safe to carefully lift the fragment off with tweezers or go back to let the dentist look at it if you aren't comfortable with tweezers or if the extraction was more recent. ...Read more
I have a big blood clot in my mouth after wisdom teeth removal. What should I do it is not 24hours yet.
Big blood clot: 1. Do not rinse 2. Remove the clot with a dry sterile gauze pad. 3. Moisten a tea bag and apply gentle pressure by biting down for 45 minutes. 4. Repeat as necessary. 5. Keep your head elevated 6. Limit physical activity. If that doesn't work you will have to call your dentist or oral surgeon. ...Read more
Wisdom teeth removal, 1 was impacted. It started hurting a few days after, it still looks like I have a blood clot. The pain is in my ear/ jaw bone.?
Dry socket: Most common time for onset of dry socket is 3 to 7 days following surgery. If antibiotics were not prescribed it is also possible to have an infection of the site. Fever might accompany the infection. In either case contact the office you were seen at or your dentist if by a specialist. Either can prescribe antibiotics or place a dressing. ...Read more
If you are having no pain, keep the area clean and free of debris, as per the post-op instructions from your oral surgeon.
If you are having increased or prolonged pain, or if you are concerned about a dry socket (which causes severe pain), contact your oral surgeon for advice and/or an examination. ...Read more
It's been 5 days since my wisdom teeth surgery. I can finally see the holes, they have the blood clot but also white stuff. Is it food?? I clean them.
Ext socket: It could be food or normal healing tissue. As long as there is no pain or swelling it should heal on its own uneventfully. Rinse out as well as you can and don't be concerned. Your dentist should see you for a follow up visit to check on healing. ...Read more
Yes and no: If the clots are coming out, you should be having severe pain in the extraction sites. If you don't have pain, you are probably just flushing out some food debris from the sites. Any concerns, call your dentist for evaluation. ...Read more
Same as other clots: A blood clot from almost anywhere in the body will be bright red or blood colored. If it has been exposed to the air for a period of time it will be darker red. Try to let them fall out of your mouth rather than actively rinsing your mouth. This gives an extraction site time to get a good start on healing. ...Read more
Highly unlikely: This usually happens within the first several days. The lack of a disrupted clot to reform can lead to the development of a dry socket, but the incidence of fibrinolytic alveolitis is around 5%, and almost exclusively occurs in lower posterior areas. ...Read more
How long does it take a blood clot to dissolve and be replaced by soft tissue after getting your wisdom teeth out?
Initial coverage: Approximately 1 to 3 weeks for initial coverage of tissue, although it actually takes about 6 to 8 weeks for the socket to completely fill in with bone. Even longer sometimes for complete maturation. ...Read more
I got my wisdom teeth out about 2 months ago and I just recently noticed a blood clot coming out of my gum is that normal and what should I do?
Go for quick look: Check with your dentist for a quick look to see what may be the clot source. There is rarely delayed healing for some. ...Read more
I got my wisdom teeth out six days ago, I think the blood clot fell out of one yesterday I filled the hole with anesthetic oral paste should I worry?
I just had my wisdom teeth extracted, and one of the socket's blood clot is abnormally large; larger than the adjoining tooth in fact. Should I worry?
No: As long as you don't continue to get oozing of blood and the clot continues to grow in size. All questions should be directed to the dentist who actually extracted your wisdom teeth. Call and explain the situation and ask if you need to be seen for this as well as when he\she would like to see you next. ...Read more
The blood clot: Covers the extraction socket and allows the area to heal. It's important for a blood clot to form to stop the bleeding after wisdom tooth extraction and begin the healing process. For 3-4 days after surgery do not brush the area to prevent dislodging of the blood clot from the socket. ...Read more
Wisdom teeth out 4 days ago. Just blew my nose and a large blood clot came out. Is this anything to worry about?
Shouldn't be a: Problem as long as you don't develop excessive bleeding from the extraction site. ...Read more
I have had wisdom teeth extracted 4 days ago and black dots formed but have felt no pain. Could it be dry socket or a blood clot?
Can I still pull the blood clot out 5 days after wisdom teeth extraction? What will a healthy extraction look like at this point?
Be careful: Even though you may have no more pain or bleeding it does not mean you will not have any other complications. Normally you should be fine, it will take a couple of month until the tissue re-epethelialize and fill the socket completely to look normal again. If in doubt talk back to your dentist. ...Read more
I had my wisdom teeth extracted 12 days ago. I think my blood clot came out on the bottom left. Is that bad? Will I get a dry socket?
No: Dry sockets develop in the third or fourth day ...Read more
Wisdom teeth removed 6 days ago. I may have disturbed the blood clot. Am I guaranteed to get dry socket? What would the hole look like if I did?
Not necessarily: Just to be sure, I would get back to the dentist/oral surgeon and be checked ...Read more
Bone infection: A dry socket is infection that develops in the bone socket. It is best treated by careful debridement to remove the layer of infected bone and to restart bleeding that important in the development of a full socket blood clot. Perscription antibiotic and anti inflammatory medication is often indicated. ...Read more
The day after I had my wisdom teeth pulled a huge dark blood clot formed from the one wisdom tooth covering my teeth to the front?
Don't panic: Bleeding is normal after an extraction, in your case if you did not keep the pressure on the wound the blood swept forward, the good news it coagulated and stopped. Just wipe it of the teeth and be careful. Call your dentist if you are still bleeding. ...Read more
I had my two upper wisdom teeth pulled 2 days ago and I just felt like a pop on the one. Does that mean I lost the blood clot and will have dry socket?
Dry socket: A common sign of a dry socket is when you breath in with your mouth open you feel the cold air and a deep pain in the extraction site. Could it have been your jaw that popped? The TMJ joint often makes a popping or clicking sound when you open real wide, especialy after having your mouth cranked open for a long surgery such as extractions. If any pain or concern see the dr. Who did the extract. ...Read more
Is it possible for the dental surgeon putting medicated gauze pack in wisdom teeth site to prevent a blood clot from forming?
Doubtful: There would be no reason for an oral surgeon to place a dressing in your extraction site to promote more bleeding. If you have a problem following an extraction, call the office that extracted the tooth for further assistance. ...Read more
I had two wisdom teeth extracted yesterday on the right side of my mouth. I can't see a blood clot on the top one at all, and a big white space.
Evaluation: Patients cannot always determine the presence or absence of a blood clot in an extraction site, especially that far back in their mouths. It's important that you call your own dentist to check this out and determine if everything is healing normally or you require some follow-up care. ...Read more
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