Management Of Wisdom Teeth Postoperative Bleeding?

, yesterday I operated one wisdom tooth at 9 pm without stitches. But until now, blood still flows from the gums even though not as much as yesterday. I always bite the gauze. Is this normal if it’s been 1 × 24 hours to bleed even a little? If without stitches, when can I start eating by chewing? (Dr. yesterday I ate porridge without chewing) then my throat hurts so much, how to deal with it? How to relieve pain when opening the mouth? (Like rigidity) What things should I pay attention to, do and avoid after this? Hopefully these questions represent those who experience them.

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Basically a lot of bleeding after wisdom teeth will only occur in the first few hours, so you will be advised to bite the cotton / gauze during the first few hours to help stop the bleeding that occurs. Slightly normal bleeding occurs up to 12-24 hours or even up to several days after surgery. If until now there has been a lot of bleeding (until your cotton / gauze is still soaked with blood and must be replaced every few minutes) then you should immediately return to your dentist for further evaluation and management. To help reduce swelling and pain in your teeth, gums and jaw, you can compress your cheeks on the part where the teeth are pulled out with a cold compress. Swelling on the cheeks may get bigger until the 2nd or 3rd day, and will decrease slowly afterwards. Having a bruise on the cheek on the side where the tooth was removed is also normal, the possibility of bruising and swelling on the cheek can be reduced if you do a cold compress immediately after surgery. You are also recommended to gargle slowly using salt water.


Stitched or not sewn you will be advised to eat soft foods and do not need to chew a lot in advance for the first 2-3 days after surgery or after the pain you feel begins to decrease. When you start eating food that needs to be chewed, start chewing from the side that isn't operated on. Pay attention not to eat foods that are too hot, too acidic, or too spicy, and avoid foods that are sharp and can prick your gums or potentially get caught in the gums whose teeth have just been pulled out.


For the first few days, you are not recommended to gargle too strong, spit too hard, drink using a straw, or sip food too strong. If you see signs of infection in your gums (the gums appear to be more swollen, more painful, foul smelling liquid comes out of the tooth area that is pulled out) or you can see the bones in the gums in the area where the teeth are extracted, go to your dentist again immediately.

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