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I underwent dental implant and the tooth is still bleeding

i am a 63 year old woman, 5 feet 0 inches, weight 117 pounds who had a dental implant this morning. the tooth has been bleeding for about 8 hours, and i can t stop it. i have been putting pressure on it by biting down on kleenix, but the bleeding continues. thank you kathy ann
Asked On : Sat, 18 Jun 2011
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Dentist 's  Response
hi Kathy,

Normally after the placement of implant bleeding does not happen to this extent.
in your case the bleeding continues for about 8 hours, this is not a good sign.

As a home measure, i suggest you to keep s firm pressure of cold gauze pack for minimum of 30 minutes, no spitting, no drinking with straw, no smoking, no gargles.

if it does not subside with all this, visit your implantologist and tell your problem. he will diagnose the cause and site of bleeding and treat you accordingly.
he may use local coagulating agent on the site of bleeding or prescribe you systemic coagulating agent depending on the severity. sometimes suturing also stops the bleeding.


Dr. vishal, Vitaldent, faridabad.
Answered: Sat, 5 May 2012
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Dentist Dr. Gaurav Pratap Singh's  Response
you should take ethambsulate 500 mg morning and evening for 2 days then also consult your dentist
for same ,put cotton there for 2 hours dont spit.
Answered: Mon, 30 Apr 2012
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Dentist Dr. M.Karthikeyan's  Response
sir i should not bleed for eight hours if its bleeding then its abnormal in ur bleeding or clotting time or it may created secondary hypertension just consult ur doctor and if its bleed apply ice pack firmly over the area
Answered: Sat, 18 Jun 2011
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Dentist Dr. Md. Iftekharul Islam Prodip's  Response
Dear Ma'm,
You need to take immediate action,first talk to your implantologist and discuss why bleeding did not stop.Place a wet tea bag bite firmly to apply bite pressure.Mean while if your Implantologist do not respond then rush to near by Emergency Care to any hospital.
Answered: Fri, 17 Feb 2012
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Pediatrician Dr. Aseem's  Response
after implantation bleeding started, means this is due to some local injury on youer gums, r u diabetic as it is most common prob in diabetic patients. so consult your dentist as soon as possible.
Answered: Sat, 18 Jun 2011
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Dentist, Implantology Dr. Manish Juneja's  Response
Dear Kathy,
There is no reason for a tooth to bleed after putting a dental implant. when an implant is placed the implant acts as a plug to the implant site and controls the bleeding. in your case the bleeding has been there from last 8 hours which is a cause of concern you must see the implantologist who placed the implant immediately. meanwhile you can use an ice pack (or take ice cold water dip sterilize cotton in at and bite on it). you can also use used tea bags (they should not be hot, hot things will increase the bleeding). do not talk or do any work which would cause exertion. and call up ur dentist at the earliest. good luck and take care
Answered: Sun, 19 Jun 2011
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