Tooth extraction blood clot

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Avatar n tn I just had a wisdom tooth (on the bottom) extracted on Monday. I followed all of the dentists' instructions post-surgery, but I somehow still lost my blood clot today while I was at work. I had cottage cheese for lunch, as my dentist said that was safe, and when I checked the extraction site in the mirror afterwards I noticed that not only did it appear that the clot was gone, but there were some cottage cheese pieces sitting on the extraction site.
Avatar f tn Hello, After tooth extraction it is important for the blood clot to form to stop bleeding. Be careful not to dislodge the blood clot while brushing your teeth near the extraction site for at least 3-4 days. Carefully wipe the area with a clean, wet gauze pad. If you are worried about the size of clot it is best to get it seen by your dentist. That will help allay anxiety. Take care and regards!
Avatar f tn I had 2 wisdom tooth taken out with a simple extraction just numbing of the area and pulling it out. The top tooths blood clot is visible and looks like it's good the bottom tooth I can't see the blood clot on it all I can see is a yellowish film.
19028025 tn?1473902866 But, that did not stop my concern. Now, as I looked at the extraction site tonight, I do not see a dark red blood clot. I see a yellow spot. The spot is relatively small, as my tooth had been broken for months before it was pulled. It looks a lot like a dry socket, but if it is, the pain has not started yet (although, I have read it will not start until 3-4 days after the extraction).
Avatar f tn I had a lower double tooth removed a week ago. Two days after the extraction I suffered from extreme pain so I went to the doctors who gave me amoxillyn antibiotics, I took these for 3 days along with pain killers, I went back to the dentist 5 days after having the tooth removed because I was still in severe pain. The dentist numbed me up again with 3 injections and then cleaned out the area, hoovered it and rinsed it then packed it with clove paste.
Avatar n tn You could accidentally lose the blood clot that forms as the first part of the healing process. This is called a dry socket and it is very painful. I would try to chew on the other side of your mouth and avoid rinsing, spitting, smoking, drinking through a straw, and drinking anything carbonated for at least 36 hours.
Avatar n tn Also at this point is it safe to irrigate the cavity with a syringe or does it still pose a threat to dislodging the blood clot? Thanks for your help in advance.
Avatar m tn And before that, I spit out a blood clot from the tooth extraction wound (a pretty big clot, almost the 4/5 size of the fingernail). I fear that could be body fluids spilled on me from a HIV patient, and that the fall off the blood clot may leave my wound susceptible to the virus. The Aidsmap website says "HIV transmission has not been reported as a consequence of contact with spillages of blood, semen or other body fluids.
Avatar n tn Tomorrow is the start of day 4 of tooth extraction healing, now I havent felt alot of pain but im worried about dry socket. How easy is it for the clot to be removed and if you do have dry socket can you see a whole or what? when my tooth was removed it had been chipped so when I look in my mouth at the extraction site I see only a little bit of white where the clot was. I am assuming it was because I only had a little bit of tooth left there before the pull. IM JUST AFRAID OF DRY SOCKET.
Avatar n tn ) but definately if you have a dry socket you need to get it packed or it wont heal. Your socket is open to air when the blood clot gets dislodged (a dry socket)and the packing replaces it. Without a blood clot, if that indeed is the problem, you will not heal. It's not fun for the patient, but with the combination of the irrig., eugenol and packing you would be good to go. Hopefully you did not smoke after the tooth was taken out...
Avatar n tn Hi Annie! I too had a bottom left molar extracted about 6 weeks ago. The tooth was originally a root canal gone bad. I started having this awful smell radiating from my mouth & nose about 2 months b4 I had the extraction done (this is what lead me to the defaulted root canal in the 1st place). After having the tooth pulled, the smell & the slight pain I had had went away. Then 3 days later, the smell came right back, as if it had never left.
Avatar f tn Did u have blood clot forming in the socket at the time of the extraction? And was it done with or without stiches?
Avatar f tn I had my # 30 molar extracted Wed afternoon, and had minimal pain the first day then no pain by yesterday. Today, Sat., I am having a constant dull pain in the site area and surrounding teeth as well as my bones in that side of my face and stiffness there almost up to my ear. There is still some swelling in the jaw near the extraction. I took good care of the site and did everything I was told.
Avatar n tn Two days later, its still bleeding a little, i looked in my mouth, the site of the extraction is dark red so i assume there is a blood clot there, so why is it still bleeding a little? The dentist said a little bleeding and oozing is normal for up to 24 hours, but then to call if it's bright red and profuse, but its not profuse, so i dont know what to do.
Avatar n tn t help with a dry socket. A dry socket is simply when a tooth is pulled a blood clot forms, if the clot falls out too soon a dry socket can occur and then the site becomes extremely painful! Hope this helps. If it's a dry socket, they will usually pack the site with Eugenol, a clove based medication. The packing is changed over the next several days and usually the socket will heal and the pain goes away.
Avatar n tn I have been searching pages and pages of dental information and every site says that in order to be suffering from a dry socket, you have to have an open hole. I do not have an open hole. There is a blood clot that initially covered over my whole gum, but is now pushed further down into the hole, that doesn't hurt. What hurts is my outside gums. They feel raw and sore.
Avatar f tn Usually presents as a dull ache that does not get better every day after extraction. This is caused by a lack of blood clot forming in the socket. If you are a smoker you at high rish for dry socket. The dentist will treat a dry socket with a medicine put into the socket and/or antibiotics.
Avatar n tn I would think twice about running after a tooth extraction, especially a marathon. Discuss this with your dentist. You could dislodge the clot that forms for healing and bleeding purposes that could cause problems along with a dry socket. Good luck to you. I hope all goes well.
Avatar f tn I had my third molar removed through emergency dental surgery two days ago, thankfully. My jaw swoll up to the size of a grapefruit going down my throat and into my ear with a red discoloration on my skin, very angry like with heat and a lot of severe pain. The dentist misdiagnosed my problem, thinking it was an impacted wisdom tooth. Two days later my face was disfigured and I was in the ER getting antibiotic iv's and morphinr for pain. Since then, the tooth was extracted.
Avatar m tn also, it's the second to last tooth on the top of my mouth.
Avatar f tn Anyways when I got home right after the clot had been formed for awhile i erm lost my cookies. but the clot stood strong and so I assume it was just an effect of the anesthetic. So today I feel fine I can touch my teeth the clot looks good all fine and dandy (I heal pretty fast) but my cheek is swollen and sore. Like I said the area near the extraction point is just fine but the cheek its like a marble bigger. Not really painful just more a nuisance.
Avatar n tn s just still healing. However for a regular tooth extraction i highly doubt they will give you anyththing stronger. try sensodyne. anything numbing. Don't chew on that side.
Avatar n tn I had a tooth pulled on Friday and now the blood clot that was over the extraction site is gone and I can now see what appears to be either bone or a piece of tooth sticking out of the site. I have eaten nothing but soft mushy foods since surgery, nothing I have had to chew. I have been lightly rinsing the mouth out with warm salt water. I'm afraid to try and eat solid foods cause the socket just doesn't look protected anymore, and I don't want the infection to get worse.
Avatar f tn It was probably a clot, but not the clot that is in the socket (up further) that would cause a dry socket. just keep on doing what you were told by your dentist, or oral surgeon and you will be fine. Good luck.
Avatar n tn do they usually open the gum and put the graft in after it has completely healed, my dentist says it protect the open area.