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Dr. Honey Arora

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Posted on Sat, 22 Dec 2018 in Dental Health
Question: I had a tooth extraction today several hours ago. A small came loose in my mouth and is now bleeding again. Will a new clot form ? I'm worried about get a dry socket. Also should I put in a new gauze pad or no ?
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Answered by Dr. Honey Arora 43 minutes later
Brief Answer:
First place a gauze pad.

Detailed Answer:
Hi.
Thanks for writing to us.

Well, it needs to be made sure that the clot is completely dislodged.

For this the bleeding should completely stop.

So first of all place a sterile gauze and gently bite over it.
Eat cold things like ice cream.

If the bleeding does not stop immediately consult an Emergency room or your Dentist..

If the clot is lost then chances of other forming are less but still a clinical examination is a must to confirm...

Hope I have answered your query.
Please let me know if I can assist you further.

Regards.
Dr. Honey Arora, Dentist.
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Follow up: Dr. Honey Arora 36 hours later
What color should the clot be in my socket. Mine appears completly black
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Answered by Dr. Honey Arora 4 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Detailed below.

Detailed Answer:
Hi.
Initially for 2-3 days or less the clot can be reddish black or can say very dark red.
After that it starts turning white.

Please let me know if I can assist you further.

Regards.
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