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Doctor insights on: Wisdom Tooth Clot

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How to know if I have sinus perforation or are my wisdom tooth clots dissolving?

How to know if I have sinus perforation or are my wisdom tooth clots dissolving?

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

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Can a wisdom tooth blood clot dissolve after 7 days?

Can a wisdom tooth blood clot dissolve after 7 days?

Maybe: Normally it is still there. If it is gone make sure you keep the socket clean by irrigating gently... Especially a lower area. ...Read more

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Please tell me, could a wisdom tooth blood clot reform?

Please tell me, could a wisdom tooth blood clot reform?

No: No. The socket can heal with or without a clot. Losing clot early may result in dry socket. Easy to treat. For best results, make sure you are evaluated and treated by a board certified oral & maxillofacial surgeon. ...Read more

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How long until wisdom tooth blood clot falls out on its own?

How long until wisdom tooth blood clot falls out on its own?

Tooth extraction: Under normal circumstances the blood clot should not fall out. It is the foundation for healing. Gums should start growing over the top in several days and then bone should fill in underneath. If you see that something else is happening then see your dentist. ...Read more

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How will i be able to tell if I have a wisdom tooth blood clot?

How will i be able to tell if I have a wisdom tooth blood clot?

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 more

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I think my wisdom tooth blood clot fell out last night. How can I tell?

You really cant: Keep the area free from food and debry. Rinse very gently with salt water. At the first sign of swelling or pain see your dentist to prevent the area from developing a "dry socket". ...Read more

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Is the bloot clot in my wisdom tooth supposed to come out?

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 more

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