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I had some teeth pulled saturday, how can I stop the bleeding?

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Dr. David Schleimer
Dentistry - Orthodontics

In brief: How long ago?

How long ago? A third molar or other tooth? These are important points left out of your question.
Do you take a blood thinner? That may cause it to bleed longer. Remember, a small amount of blood looks far worse when mixed with saliva. Is the color red? Brownish? These are indications of whether or not it is ongoing or just normal post-operative seepage. Make sure you announce if you take coumadin (warfarin).

In brief: How long ago?

How long ago? A third molar or other tooth? These are important points left out of your question.
Do you take a blood thinner? That may cause it to bleed longer. Remember, a small amount of blood looks far worse when mixed with saliva. Is the color red? Brownish? These are indications of whether or not it is ongoing or just normal post-operative seepage. Make sure you announce if you take coumadin (warfarin).
Dr. David Schleimer
Dr. David Schleimer
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Dr. Richard Ruden
Dentistry

In brief: Black tea bags

You may want to try dampened black tea bags to stop the bleeding the tannic acid should help subside the bleeding.
If that does not work return to your dentist and have it checked.

In brief: Black tea bags

You may want to try dampened black tea bags to stop the bleeding the tannic acid should help subside the bleeding.
If that does not work return to your dentist and have it checked.
Dr. Richard Ruden
Dr. Richard Ruden
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In brief: Tea bag/gauze

Direct pressure with gauze for 30 minutes.
If it doesn't stop, use pressure with a wet lipton tea bag. If that doesn't stop it, contact your dentist.

In brief: Tea bag/gauze

Direct pressure with gauze for 30 minutes.
If it doesn't stop, use pressure with a wet lipton tea bag. If that doesn't stop it, contact your dentist.
Dr. Michael Montgomery
Dr. Michael Montgomery
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Dr. Michael Sokol
Internal Medicine

In brief: Ice chips

Chew ice chips and call the person who pulled your teeth.

In brief: Ice chips

Chew ice chips and call the person who pulled your teeth.
Dr. Michael Sokol
Dr. Michael Sokol
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