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Dr. Steven Koos
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No blood clot after wisdom teeth removal. Is this abnormal?

Dr. Steven Koos
Board Certified, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
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No blood clot after wisdom teeth removal. Is this abnormal?

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

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Dr. Donald Cohen
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Does your body absorb the blood clot from wisdom teeth removal?

Dr. Donald Cohen
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Does your body absorb the blood clot from wisdom teeth removal?

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

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Dr. Gary Sandler
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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?

Dr. Gary Sandler
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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

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Dr. John DeWolf
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Strange yellow thing that appeared on top of blood clot after wisdom teeth removal. What could this be?

Dr. John DeWolf
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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

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Dr. Gary Sandler
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I have a big blood clot in my mouth after wisdom teeth removal. What should I do it is not 24hours yet.

Dr. Gary Sandler
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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

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Dr. Daniel Quon
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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.

Dr. Daniel Quon
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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

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Dr. Ragan Faler
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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.?

Dr. Ragan Faler
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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.?

Time: Impacted wisdom teeth surgery will have significant pain and swelling in some patients for a week or so. Between day 1 and 7 is really early to worry about anything other than taking pain meds and anti inflammatory. If you're worried, contact the office. ...Read more

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Dr. Theodore Davantzis
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14 days ago; wisdom teeth extracted. I'm afraid I dislodged the blood clot while brushing teeth. Bled and NOW feels empty at site. Risks?/Suggestions?

Dr. Theodore Davantzis
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14 days ago; wisdom teeth extracted. I'm afraid I dislodged the blood clot while brushing teeth. Bled and NOW feels empty at site. Risks?/Suggestions?

Two weeks: Two weeks post op you should be fine. I think your risks are minimal at this point, especially if you have no pain or swelling. If that concerned, you can always visit your oral surgeon for a quick look. ...Read more

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Dr. Gary Sandler
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How long does it take a blood clot to dissolve and be replaced by soft tissue after getting your wisdom teeth out?

Dr. Gary Sandler
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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

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Dr. Louis Gallia
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Blood clot in face after wisdom teeth, what are the remedies?

Dr. Louis Gallia
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Blood clot in face after wisdom teeth, what are the remedies?

Bruise?: I assume you mean a bruise. This is common. Will resolve over time. Moist heat will help to dissipate the pigment from the blood. Expect a series of color changes for a while. See oral surgeon if other symptoms develop. ...Read more

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