How long should a blood clot stay in your mouth after wisdom tooth surgery before falling out?

Forever. The blood clot should never fall out. This is true for any blood clot anywhere in the body. The blood clot will slowly change into the type of tissues needed for healing & repair; in the case of a tooth extraction, it will change into new bone & gum. If you lose the clot, healing with be impaired and delayed. So, don't disturb it, and allow it time to heal. Unfortunately, it is lost sometimes.
Ideally forever. The blod clot just starts the healing process. It also protects the bone from exposure to the oral environment. The blod clot stays and the area heals by secondary intent.

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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?

It is not abnormal. When you have tooth extraction, you bleed and the blood will form clot, that the normal way, but that will stop after that. If it did not stop, you have to see your doctor. Read more...
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...
"liver clot" Forms when the extraction site is still bleeding but at a very slow rate. Rarely reforms. However if does continue, place light pressure on the site with some damp gauze or packing the dentist office gave you or a damp tea bag. Too long and too much pressure will cause a new problem so don't get carried away. An hour should do it.If it continues call and see your surgeon for a post op visit. Read more...
Look for pain. Kind of gross but not clinically significant. If you begin to have pain or discomfort on day 3 you need to return to the dentist for treatment of dry socket. This can happen if the clot from a socket is lost prematurely. 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...

If you got sticthes after wisdom teeth surgery, can you still see the blood clots?

Often yes. But wisdom teeth are far back, you may need a flashlight to help you see. Even with stitches you need to be careful - do not smoke, drink from a straw, spit or vigorously rinse, as you could dislodge the clot and develop a dry socket. Read more...
Sometimes. If the stitches can pull the gums on either side of the extraction site completely together, so that the "hole" is completely covered, then you will not be able to see anything underneath the gums. However, if the gums cannot be pulled all the way over the "hole, " then you can still see some of the underlying blood clot. So, it depends on the situation. In both cases, healing can proceed well. Read more...

Blood clot falling out after wisdom tooth surgery. How long does this take?

Protect bloodclot. Most surgeons would like you to do all you can to protect the blood clot from coming out! leaving the blood clot intact promotes good healing and good bone repair in the socket! Read more...

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...

When does the blood clot falling out after wisdom tooth surgery usually happen?

Clot. Typically clots don't fall out but are a matrix for tissue to form over the clot and heal the socket. Read more...
Ideally you. Don't want the blood clot to fall out. The blood clot is the foundation matrix for the formation of bone to fill the socket. If the blood clot is to degenerate / be lost then you develop a dry socket (48-72 hours) post extraction. If you adequately follow all the instructions given post extraction hopefully you should be fine. Hope this helps. Read more...

How can you tell if a blood clot where your wisdom tooth was is falling out?

Not easy for you. But a dentist can tell quickly and easily. If unsure, it's best to be seen by your dentist. 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 more...
You can't. You can't tell by trying to look into your mouth. The best solution is to follow instructions from your oral surgoen carefully. You'll know if there is a problem because the socket will start hurting more. If that happens, see oral surgeon who can easily treat the dry socket. Read more...

What should I do if my wisdom tooth blood clot is falling out?

Put pressure on it. Bite on some gauze to stabilize, and reorganize the clot. Read more...
Time frame? How long ago was the tooth extracted? If today, apply pressure. Otherwise, leave it alone and follow instructions from oral surgeon. Will probably be fine. If you develop pain, likely dry socket. Then see oral surgeon. Read more...