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I have today had two front teeth extracted and dentures

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I have today had two front teeth extracted and dentures installed.
I have experienced non stop bleeding for about 5 hours. I take aspirin as a blood thinner.
I have not removed the dentures
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Dental
Expert:  Just Dental Truths! replied 1 year ago.

Some bleeding and seepage of blood will be normal, but should, with time, begin to slowly subside with time.

I think you are SMART to continue to keep the dentures in place to best control bleeding. If however, your dentures are tending to fall out some, you may be best off getting an adhesive from any drug store, something such as Fixodent, and it will make your dentures stay in better - thus assisting to stop the bleeding more quickly! Additionally, you would be a bit better off, staying away from the aspirin for a couple days, as aspirin acts as a blood thinner as I am sure you are aware.

The best news: The bleeding WILL eventually stop. But often is much more slow than we would prefer.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Expert:  Just Dental Truths! replied 1 year ago.

Might you possibly have access to some Fixodent? It would assist with coagulation to stop the bleeding by keeping the dentures tighter. Let me know if I can assist further please... Dr. Rampton Please "DO" rate my answer, if you would. Thanks & I do hope the bleeding is indeed getting better!

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