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What causes blood clot in the tooth socket after a tooth extraction?

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Posted on Mon, 26 Oct 2015
Question: I got my left premolar tooth pulled out due extensive cavity and root canal failure. I pulled out at 6.40 but still experiencing light and little high bleeding in frequent interval. I took one Pause 500 at 7pm and one pain killer. Also tried putting cotton in the socket. I am little scared. Will I take pause once again. Is there a quick home way to check the bleeding. I am also sleepy but will laying down increase bleeding? Please help I am scared

Doctor has given me
Monocef O 200
Metrogyl 200

Previouly before extraction I took Lynx 500mg 5 capsules and told doctor meds is not suiting me. So he stopped in after intake of 5 capsules.
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Answered by Dr. Mahesh Kumar T S (54 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Dislodged clot, pressure by dipped and squeezed cotton in saline

Detailed Answer:
Thanks for your query. I have gone through your query.
As far as the bleeding is concerned, it can be because of the following reasons.
It can be because of the blood clot from the extraction sockets secondary to vigorous gargling.
Nothing to be panic, consult a oral physicians get it evaluated. No need to take tablet pauce. you can continue to take other drugs prescribed by your dentist. You can apply squeezed cotton dipped in saline and place it over the extraction site and bite on the cotton and hold for 30 minutes. The bleeding will stop. If the bleeding still does not stop, then consult your dental sugeon and get sutured. I hope I have answered your query. If any queries are there reply.
take care.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Neel Kudchadkar
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Follow up: Dr. Mahesh Kumar T S (17 minutes later)
Will I just dipped a cotton in saltwater I guess not warm water and bite by placing in the extraction site? Also I am very sleepy if the bleeding doesn't can I sleep. Will it increase bleeding?

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Answered by Dr. Mahesh Kumar T S (4 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Yes cotton dipped in saline.

Detailed Answer:
Thanks for your reply.
Ye you apply a cotton dipped in warm salt water over the extraction socket. The bleeding will stop in 20min.
The bleeding will stop, nothing to worry. You can sleep.
I hope I have answered your query. Take care.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Neel Kudchadkar
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What causes blood clot in the tooth socket after a tooth extraction?

Brief Answer: Dislodged clot, pressure by dipped and squeezed cotton in saline Detailed Answer: Thanks for your query. I have gone through your query. As far as the bleeding is concerned, it can be because of the following reasons. It can be because of the blood clot from the extraction sockets secondary to vigorous gargling. Nothing to be panic, consult a oral physicians get it evaluated. No need to take tablet pauce. you can continue to take other drugs prescribed by your dentist. You can apply squeezed cotton dipped in saline and place it over the extraction site and bite on the cotton and hold for 30 minutes. The bleeding will stop. If the bleeding still does not stop, then consult your dental sugeon and get sutured. I hope I have answered your query. If any queries are there reply. take care.