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Old 08-16-2005, 12:38 AM   #1
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Question Wisdom Teeth Extraction- Bleeding

I had 4 wisdom teeth removed 4 days ago and the I am still bleeding. It is not excessive bleeding, only slightly. I am worried if I use a gauze it may lead to more bleeding and then a dry socket? Should I worry if the gums are oozing only a little bit of blood?

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Old 08-16-2005, 01:25 AM   #2
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Re: Wisdom Teeth Extraction- Bleeding

I still had fresh blood from a few of my extraction areas for up a week after my surgery. I also had some other extensive procedures done but I dont think that would matter. So long as it is not a lot of blood, the clots are still in the holes, and you are not in any pain I would wait a few more days before getting worried. I have a team of doctors and dentists and they were all aware that I had some slight bleeding and none seemed to give it any thought. I would not suggest using any gauze as it might dislodge the clot. Try gently rinsing your mouth out with warm salt water. If it continues for more then a couple more days I would suggest at least a phone call to your dentist.

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Old 08-16-2005, 04:54 PM   #3
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Re: Wisdom Teeth Extraction- Bleeding

Just a little FYI...

If you're bleeding after a wisdom tooth extraction, it's probably looks like a lot but it isn't. It has something to do with the dispersal of red blood cells into saliva that can make a little blood look like a lot. If you're still using gauze and it's deep red and soaked I'd be worried, but if you're spitting a little bit and there's a lot of blood don't worry. I had my wisdom teeth taken out almost two weeks ago and I had blood in my saliva for about a week.

I stopped using the gauze the day after the surgery, sure, I swallowed a lot of blood those first 24 hours but it goes away after a while.

Good luck with the healing process, and I totally believe in the salt water treatment, it feels so good.

Old 08-17-2005, 07:19 PM   #4
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Re: Wisdom Teeth Extraction- Bleeding

Thanks for your advice. The bleeding has pretty much stopped, except for when I wake in the morning. My recovery is going pretty smoothly otherwise!

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