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Old 10-08-2011, 06:33 PM
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Went to the dentist wednesday morning had the upper left/rear molar removed. took him almost 5 minutes to get the tooth out. the area around it is pretty tore up but not really sore. it didnt bleed much afterwards either. Today(satutday) at about 4 pm it started bleeding not pouring out, but enough that i had to take a break at work and sit with gauze in my mouth for an hour, it helped but didnt really stop it. when i got home i tried the tea bag thing, tasted horrible and still bleeding. Can i keep trying to keep it under control with gauze or do i need to go back and have him look at it??
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Old 10-08-2011, 08:02 PM
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Give DDS a call TONIGHT.....they have on-call staff who can speak with you about it and answer if you need to be seen asap etc. good luck
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Old 10-09-2011, 07:59 PM
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i called thanks! Set up an appt with dentist for first thing in the am. I was told surgery with stitches. he couldnt provide any reason why it would still be bleeding 4 days after extraction....idk just my luck i guess...
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Old 10-11-2011, 10:02 AM
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Oozing is one thing, bleeding is another. Usually the way I determine it is like this: if the bleeding is red, not a good sign, if the bleeding is brown color then it's not so bad, but I would still go see the dentist that did it. He/she could always get your numb again and pack the socket and throw a suture to help close it up.
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Old 10-11-2011, 10:24 AM
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I don't understand why people ask questions about a potential health emergency on web forum. Why not just call your dentist or an urgent care right away?
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