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Had 3 teeth pulled today & wont stop bleeding, today no

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had 3 teeth pulled today & wont stop bleeding
JA: Have you noticed any swelling in the gums? When was your last visit to the dentist?
Customer: today no swelling
JA: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?
Customer: no
Submitted: 21 days ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. Muneeb Ali replied 21 days ago.

Hi,

Im sorry to hear about your symptoms. How long has it been since you had your teeth pulled? ANy other medical conditions or medications you might be on, blood thinners especially? What is your age? Also is the bleeding marked in amount or is it just oozing?

Expert:  Dr. Muneeb Ali replied 21 days ago.

Since you seem to be offline, ill leave a response here which we can discuss later on.

The main thing which needs to be looked at here is the amount of bleeding, if the bleeding is only small in amount and your are essentially oozing a small amount then nothing needs to be done immediately apart from pressure on the areas with clean cotton balls. This amount of bleeding would settle within the next 24 hours in most cases as mild bleeding is expected for upto 24- 26 hours after extractions of these types.

But if the bleeding is marked in amount and you are constant spitting up a large amount of blood or blood clots then this means that the blood is failing to clot. This could be due to some underlying drug which you are on like aspirin which could be interfering with the clotting. if this is the case then it would need to be stopped temporarily until the bleeding is controlled, similarly other drugs like warfarin, eliquis etc would have to stopped as well. But this should be done AFTER talking to your doctor. Secondly, the bleeding could be occurring because of slight damage to a vessel in the gums. it is possible that the dentist damaged a small vessel which is consistently bleeding, if this is the case then he would need to reexamine the area and control teh bleeding via a small surgical procedure. Lastly this bleeding can be due to an infection which can impair bleeding in the area, if this is the case then you would need to be started on antibiotics, an infection in the early stages can cause NO swelling or pain but it will impair healing.

Now if the bleeding is severe i would STRONGLY suggest that you go to the ER or call up your dentist and have him re examine you. if it is not then simply wet some cotton balls (with CLEAN water) and press them against the extracted area for 20 mins.

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