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I had a wisdom tooth extracted yesterday. It is still bleeding and clotting. Is this normal?

Apply a mouth pack (available from your local pharmacy) to the wound and bite on it for a half hour to an hour. A small amount of bleeding is not harmful. However, losing a large amount of blood is not normal and may require follow up in the form of some extra stitches to give more stability and protection to the blood clot. The blood clot is the focus of healing for the wound and should not be disturbed if at all possible. You can help the clotting process, by limiting the amount of mouth rinsing and by not applying any sucking pressure near the socket. Keep on liquids for a few days and drink through a straw. If bleeding continues after these simple measures have been applied, return to your dentist for a full assessment to rule out any other cause for the bleeding.

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