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Wisdom Tooth Clot
See your dentist: It is possible for a sinus to be exposed while removing an upper wisdom tooth due to the position of the roots that protrude into the sinus cavity. If that had happened, you will feel more pain than usual and will notice air and fluids entering the sinus when you suck in through your nose. This can be very dangerous. Contact the surgeon/dentist that did the extractions immediately. ...Read more
White: You may see a whitish substance in the socket. This is similar to a scab that turns white if you take a bath. If there is no clot, you have dry socket and it will be immensely painful. If you feel you are having complications, see the dentist or oral surgeon who removed your teeth for a follow up. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Tooth or socket?: I assume you mean in the socket where a wisdom tooth was removed. Clot should not wash out as this could leave bone exposed. Clot should gradually dissolve away as tissue fills in the socket. If you're concerned, go back to the surgeon who removed the tooth for evaluation. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I had my lower wisdom tooth took out 4 days ago im just curious does the clot change colour after a few days?
I just had my wisdom tooth removed and it's been about 18 hours. I can't see a clot but it's not bleeding. How do I know if it's there?
Seeing Is Believing: The blood clot covers the extraction site and allows the area to heal. Eat soft food and be careful not to dislodge the blood clot when brushing near the area for 3-4 days. Avoid sucking through straws and stuff, spitting, rinsing your mouth (24h) and blowing your nose is strongly recommended. ...Read more
Blood clot: Lack of a blood clot after an extraction is called a dry socket. A dry socket is extremely painful. If you have no pain, then the extraction site is probably healing normally. If you are concerned or are having discomfort, return to your dentist or surgeon to have the area examined. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Is it possible to get malformed clot formation 2 days after wisdom tooth pulled? Caused increased pain. Needed irrigation and medicated packing
It is possible : Common post dental extraction complication. It could happened when the blood clot in the socket is lost prematurely or infected, and the bone (socket) become exposed. If not painful is a self limiting condition and will be resolved in 7-10 days. Use a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID), keep the socket and your mouth clean. If concerned see your dentist for post-op examination. Take care. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends: Just because you spat out a some clotted blood does not mean you will have complications. Most cases get progressively better after 72 hours. However, if you experience an increase in pain, and the area throbs and is not helped with pain medication, you probably have developed 'dry socket'. See your surgeon immediately so he/she can place some medication in the socket to relieve the pain. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers