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Blood clots due to wisdom tooth - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   Hi i just had my wisdom teeth removed eysterday and i looked at one of the incision sites and it just looks like a dark hole...could this be a blood clot that formed or possibly something that's going to lead to dry sockets
Doctor :   HI,
Doctor :   Dr
User :   hi
Doctor :   yes, it could be a blood clot
User :   even though I dont see any stitches or anything correct?
User :   Im just very worried about getting a dry socket
Doctor :   no , it does not happen , the gums will soon encroach
User :   I'm sorry what does the gums will soon encroach mean/
User :   ?
Doctor :   the open socket and the incision site will be covered up by the normal gum tissue within 3 to 4 days
User :   ok so i had this done yesterday and it looks like a big whole
User :   should I not have any concern with this?
User :   sorry meant hole lol
Doctor :   well it depends on the impaction and the surgery , but it will not take more than 5 days for the gums to grow on it , its a very fast growing tissue in the whole body
User :   how soon will I know if I am getting a dry socket?
Doctor :   2 days
Doctor :   let the clot be in its place , do not wash your mouth or rinse forcefully , as it can dislodge the clot
User :   Yep havent done that, just worried that no clot form as it just looks like a dark hole
Doctor :   clot plays a important role in the blocking of the socket
User :   How do I know if one has formed in that spot?
User :   I dont see anything just a dark hole
Doctor :   blood gets denatured and gives a dark look
User :   ok.
Doctor :   so you cant make out the clot
Doctor :   if there is no clot then you can see a pink or a white spot in the area
User :   ohhhhhhhh gotcha
User :   yep it just looks very dark
User :   boyfriend said he saw saliva bubbling from it
Doctor :   yes, that will happen
User :   ok so I should know by tomorrow if I am going to get a blood clot?
User :   I mean a dry socket
Doctor :   yes,
User :   Ok when can I go back to eating normal foods. yesterday was just pudding and ice cream same as today but I added some mashed potatoes
Doctor :   continue the same for one more day
User :   ok. Thank you so much for your help
Doctor :   after that you can have a bit spicy but not had food for 1 week
Doctor :   You are welcome
User :   am i able to eat cream of potatoe soup or is that to hot?
Doctor :   thanks for consulting me , kindly provide your feedback
User :   Thank you. YOu have answered all my questions so that I understand them. I will be referring this site to many friends. Thanks again
Doctor :   its ok,
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