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I have extreme short term bleeding behind a lower back

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molar. It started two days...
i have extreme short term bleeding behind a lower back molar. It started two days ago. I recently had a cleaning.
JA: When was your last visit to the dentist? Any irregular checkups?
Customer: August 23,2017
JA: Anything else in your medical history you think the dentist should know?
Customer: no
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Hi, it is possible that there was some tissue torn or irritated during the cleaning visit which could easily cause some bleeding. However, after this length of time after the visit the cause is most likely not the cleaning. As long as the bleeding is not continuous or reoccuring then you should be ok going forward! Bleeding can easly occur if the area is traumatized by eating or just by your home care and if it is self limiting then you should be ok.

Are you still bleeding? Is the molar the last tooth in your arch? Any other symptoms? Thanks.

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