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Dark red spot on old tooth after having teeth removed. Is it blood clot? What can be done?

i think i have dry sockes i just got 4 teeth removed today at like 9;30am and its 10;52pm i kept the gauze in my mouth tel my face was not num at like 10;00pm i looked in the mirror and saw something dark red over the spot ware the old tooth was so i moved it with my tongue and it came off i spit it in my hand and it wan a clump of blood i was looking online to see what it was and WWW.WWWW.WW said it was a blood clot and it said you get 1 on the spot of the gum after the tooth is gone and after i was online looking i looked in the mirror and it was a nother one in the same place and the other spotd of my mouth dont look like that just that 1 out of the 4 so i need to know if i have dry socket and if i need to go back to the dentist
Asked On : Tue, 15 Jan 2013
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Dentist 's  Response
hello there, Dry socket is a extremely painful condition seen 3 to 4 days post extraction. red spots are may be due to local anesthetic solution injecting points or the ruptured tissue. you need not remove the blood clot as it helps in healing and wound closure. nothing to worry about wait for a day or two if the extraction socket has not closed,pain and bleeding persists than you got to see a dentist. Follow your course of antibiotic to prevent infection and analgesics,take care.
Answered: Wed, 16 Jan 2013
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Dentist Dr. Gunjan Gupta's  Response
Hello there,

Thanks for the query.

Dry socket is a extremely painful complication seen 3-4 days after wisdom tooth extraction.

There are following causes of dry socket after tooth extraction-
1. Smoking.
2. Rinsing and spitting a lot or drinking through a straw.

A dark blood clot at the site of extraction indicates healing.It should not be removed from its place.

If the extraction site will look dry and have just whitish bone,it indicates dry socket.
Pain will start after 2-3 days of extraction.
In case of dry socket you can feel bad breath.

So would suggest you follow your prescribed antibiotics and analgesics course for 5 days,because it will prevent infection at the site of extraction and will be helpful in healing process.

If you feel,you having above symptoms of dry socket after 2 days of extraction,you need to visit your dentist immediately.

Nothing to get worried.
Hope this answered your query.

Take care
Dr.Gunjan Gupta
Answered: Sat, 4 May 2013
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Dentist Dr. Deepthi Reddy's  Response
Thank you for the query .
usually it takes 2 to 3 days for the formation of dry socket . you have placed gauze for almost 13 hrs and also removed the clot which have formed in the socket where from the tooth have been extracted .. here we can wait unless there is continous bleeding from the extraction site . if the clot is formed and there is no bleeding now and following all the instructions given by your dentist might definitly heal the area but if there is severe pain and the site turns whitish then you have to see your dentist as that is dry socket ..
Answered: Wed, 16 Jan 2013
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Dentist Dr. Qazi Ammara's  Response

Thanks for asking the query,

I would like to tell you that dry socket is extremely painful condition that occurs due to blood clot disloged from the socket leaving it open to the atmosphere and is often asoociated with fever and bad breath.
Red spots seen are due to the blood clots formed at the extraction socket, this clots helps in the healing and wound closure.
There is no need to worry at all the extraction socket will be closed in a day or two. If pain is present you can visit the Dentist and get the checkup done.
Follow the postoperative instructions given by the Dentist properly.

Hope this helps out.

Answered: Mon, 6 May 2013
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