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How long should a blood clot stay in place after tooth extraction?
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Dr. Daniel Quon
Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial
2 doctors agree
In brief: As long as possible
After the tooth is extracted, a blood clot will form in the site.
The blood clot will be eventually replaced by soft tissue which will be replace by bone.

In brief: As long as possible
After the tooth is extracted, a blood clot will form in the site.
The blood clot will be eventually replaced by soft tissue which will be replace by bone.
Dr. Daniel Quon
Dr. Daniel Quon
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Dr. Earl Sandroff
Dentistry
In brief: About 24 hours
We try to keep patients from smoking, rinsing out their mouths or sucking on a straw for the first 24 hours.
Even if you do abide by this..A dry socket can still occur. But don't be afraid to call the doctor and ask for help. He may have to medicate the hole.

In brief: About 24 hours
We try to keep patients from smoking, rinsing out their mouths or sucking on a straw for the first 24 hours.
Even if you do abide by this..A dry socket can still occur. But don't be afraid to call the doctor and ask for help. He may have to medicate the hole.
Dr. Earl Sandroff
Dr. Earl Sandroff
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