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What should I do when I have blood clots over the sockets of 4 wisdom teeth that have been removed?

Emergency Dental Service - Thursday, September 27, 2018
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Patient's Concern

“I'm a 31 year old healthy male and I had 4 wisdom teeth extracted 8 hours ago. 3 of the sites have small blood clots over the socket. The 4th tooth (upper left) has a large hanging blood clot about 1 1/2 inches. Can I wipe away this large clot? Or will that disrupt the healing process that has already started at the gum?


I am worried that if I wipe it away, I will increase chances of dry socket. I worry that if I leave it, it may be dislodged easily in my sleep.


Will this excess blood clot hanging down fall off naturally when it’s supposed to if I leave it be?


EDS Dentist Response

Thank you for the question. My advice would be not to remove the clot, as this can cause bleeding complications which can result in a delay in the healing process.


Follow up with your dentist if the problem does not take care of it's self over the next few days.


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What should I do when I have blood clots over the sockets of 4 wisdom teeth that have been removed?

Emergency Dental Service - Thursday, September 27, 2018
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Patient's Concern

“I'm a 31 year old healthy male and I had 4 wisdom teeth extracted 8 hours ago. 3 of the sites have small blood clots over the socket. The 4th tooth (upper left) has a large hanging blood clot about 1 1/2 inches. Can I wipe away this large clot? Or will that disrupt the healing process that has already started at the gum?


I am worried that if I wipe it away, I will increase chances of dry socket. I worry that if I leave it, it may be dislodged easily in my sleep.


Will this excess blood clot hanging down fall off naturally when it’s supposed to if I leave it be?


EDS Dentist Response

Thank you for the question. My advice would be not to remove the clot, as this can cause bleeding complications which can result in a delay in the healing process.


Follow up with your dentist if the problem does not take care of it's self over the next few days.


If you need a new dentist to take care of your dental emergency, use: emergencydentalservice.com.


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