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Is bleeding after tooth extraction a cause for concern?

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Dr. Arun

Pediatrician, Pulmonology

Practicing since :2003

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Posted on Mon, 1 Sep 2014 in Dental Health
Question: daughter (11.5 years) had a baby tooth extracted at 6 pm tonight.We have used gauze and tea bags repeatedly.still a bit of blood 8 hrs later.concern?could she "bleed out"? Do i need to stay up with her all night? The aftercare directions say normal bleeding should stop within an hour. There is not much blood but some everytime i change gauze. I also dont want her sleeping w gauze for choking. She is awake now but tired.
Answered by Dr. Arun 15 minutes later
Brief Answer:
monitor her closely

Detailed Answer:
Thanks for writing to healthcare magic.
It is better to monitor her closely. Small ooze shouldn't be a problem, but if it persists , you need to take her to hospital to prevent further bleeding.
Monitor her closely and if she is becoming dull, it means significant bleeding has occured which will need a visit to the clinic or hospital.
Don't let her sleep with gauze .
Dr Arun
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Bhagyalaxmi Nalaparaju
Follow up: Dr. Arun 35 minutes later
Small ooze is exactly what we are seeing. She has just gone to sleep and i am just trying to decide if i need to stay up all night or just assess in the morning .
Answered by Dr. Arun 9 minutes later
Brief Answer:
better to check upon her

Detailed Answer:
It is Better to assess her atleast every oné hour .
It is better to stáy awake beside her
If oozing increases she might need medical attention.

Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Bhagyalaxmi Nalaparaju

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