Blood Clot After Tooth Extraction?

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Hello..rnYesterday afternoon I had my lower molars removed, but over time the blood that came out after tooth extraction became like a blood clot.rnrnWhat I ask is when can the blood clot be removed?

1 Answer:

Hello, good morning Bebyara.


Blood clots after tooth extraction can be a normal condition. Blood clots occur due to the blood clotting process. You should not need to worry too much about this as long as the complaint is not accompanied by heavy and continuous bleeding and let the blood clot go away by itself. Normally the bleeding after tooth extraction will stop after 1-2 days. If bleeding continues to occur then you should re-examine yourself to the dentist who previously treated you. Possible causes of prolonged bleeding can be due to: tearing of the gums that need to be sutured, blood clotting disorders, etc.


Here are some suggestions that you can do regarding the complaints you are experiencing:

do not pick up blood clots, as this can trigger bleeding
If the bleeding is still ongoing, apply pressure to the gums by biting the rolled gauze by keeping it between the upper and lower teeth
Don't rinse too hard and brush your teeth too hard in the area where the tooth was extracted
use the other side of the tooth to chew

That's all, hope it helps.


Regards, dr. Denisa

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