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My son just lost his first tooth (age 7). Is it normal that it bled for a few minutes?
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Dr. Cindy Juster
Pediatrics
2 doctors agree
In brief: Definitely!
The blood vessels that supplied the tooth had to separate from the tooth; that's where the bleeding came from. If you wrap an ice cube in a wet washcloth, it'll help stop the bleeding and help any pain.
Good luck with the 'tooth fairy' tonight!

In brief: Definitely!
The blood vessels that supplied the tooth had to separate from the tooth; that's where the bleeding came from. If you wrap an ice cube in a wet washcloth, it'll help stop the bleeding and help any pain.
Good luck with the 'tooth fairy' tonight!
Dr. Cindy Juster
Dr. Cindy Juster
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Dr. Arnold Malerman
Dentistry - Orthodontics
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Absolutely
The blood vessels in the jaw connect to the vessels in the nerve of each tooth.
Sometimes there is a little bleeding when a baby tooth is lost. Usually stops quickly. If not, have child bite down on a 2x2 gauze sponge for about 15 minutes.

In brief: Absolutely
The blood vessels in the jaw connect to the vessels in the nerve of each tooth.
Sometimes there is a little bleeding when a baby tooth is lost. Usually stops quickly. If not, have child bite down on a 2x2 gauze sponge for about 15 minutes.
Dr. Arnold Malerman
Dr. Arnold Malerman
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Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc
Family Medicine
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Absolutely
Absolutely!

In brief: Absolutely
Absolutely!
Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc
Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc
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Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc
you are most welcome!
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