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Any dentists about? Tooth extraction advice please.

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Extraction20 Wed 05-Aug-20 14:56:06

Hi, I had an extraction today and I've some blood in my mouth. I'm worried about using the gauze as I've had 2 dry sockets in the past and I'm worried about dislodging the blood clot. What should I do?

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Bearnecessity Wed 05-Aug-20 16:35:18

Not a dentist but I would think it normal to have a bit of blood on the day, just a weak gentle sluice with warm water and a bit of gauze. If tooth is still bleeding on day 2/3 seek medical help.

Heatherjayne1972 Wed 05-Aug-20 17:27:19

If it’s oozing I’d leave it. But for actual bleeding you need to roll up a clean hanky and bite down for a good half an hour - sit still and rest for the rest of today
I would also call the dentist for advice and reassurance

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