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Dribbling saliva while sleeping, blood on pillow. Due to wisdom teeth removal?

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Apparently I dribble whilst sleeping, really icky, I wish I knew how to stop that but even more troubling and very embarrassing is the presence of blood on my pillow or t-shirt sleeve every morning! During the day I don't taste blood in my mouth but have seen discoloured saliva when i spit in the sink. the blood on the pillow ranges in color from light pink to deep red sometimes. Im 38, my wisdom teeth are not out but are not paining or anything. gums are healthy looking. Im think it's because of the wisdoms but my question is, can it be something else?
Asked On : Sat, 20 Apr 2013
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Dentist 's  Response
Dear friend.

Thanks for sharing your concern.

First of all, can you please explain me little more details about your facial profile?i mean does your lips get completely closed(lip seal) when you are at rest or sleep? do you have protruding teeth?

These questions are asked to know the reason for dribbling saliva from your mouth.
please reply that.

Secondly the bleeding you have noticed is not due to wisdom tooth eruption.that is due to gum inflammation called gingivitis.

Please seek your dentist help and get it examined once.

Hope it helps.


Take care.
Answered: Mon, 22 Apr 2013
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Dentist Dr. Qazi Ammara's  Response

Thanks for aksing the query,

Drooling of saliva can be due to inability to close the lips completely or difficulty in swallowing excess saliva at night.

There are many factors that contribute to excessive blood tinged saliva at night this can be due to leukemia, liver diseases, mouth ulcers, oral infections , pericoronitis due to wisdom tooth, prolonged use of certain medications.

I would suggest you to visit Dentist and Physician and get the checkup done.
Apso get a Blood investigations done to see whether you are having any blood disorders and Diabetes.

Hope this helps out.

Answered: Tue, 23 Apr 2013
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