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Bleeding after wisdom tooth extraction

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Helbelle75 Thu 19-Oct-17 06:32:24

I had a lower wisdom tooth taken out on Tuesday afternoon, done everything the dentist recommended. It is still bleeding now. It will stop for a time if I bite down on a tea bag and then rinse with salt water, but it starts back up again within an hour.
I rang my dentist twice about this yesterday and they seemed to think it's normal. I've spent the night propped up on pillows but still having to spot out a mouthful of concealed blood every hour.
Of course, I will be back on to the dentist as soon as they open, but just looking for other people's experiences as to whether this is normal or not.

OliviaBenson Thu 19-Oct-17 08:36:58

Not normal. You should have a clot or you can get dry socket which is excruciating. Can you get an appointment?

Helbelle75 Thu 19-Oct-17 17:00:14

Thank you for replying. I've been to the dentist and It's actually a lot better. There is a clot which is good, but It's bleeding more than they would usually see but nothing to worry about.
Hoping it dries up soon.

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