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Had molar teeth extracted. Blood clot turned white, falling off. Feeling uncomfortable. Will it fall off on its own?

I had a Molar extracted last night week and the blood clot formed properly and turned white. My dentist said it was normal. After a week the blood clot is now bigger and splitting in half. Half of it is hanging off and doesn t hurt but it awkward and uncomfortable. Will it fall off on it s own or will it be hanging there until the rest of the clot is ready to come out?
Asked On : Sat, 22 Dec 2012
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Dentist 's  Response
Welcome to HCM
I would like to tell you that after getting extraction blood clot is seen at initial stage & later it is replaced by granulation tissue.This takes around 1 week.This process takes time & is normal sequel of healing.
You need to rinse your mouth with betadine gargles twice a day.
Take medicines as prescribed by your dentist.
Consult your dentist for further query.

Take Care
Answered: Wed, 26 Dec 2012
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Dentist, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Dr. Chaithanyaa Nemaly's  Response
Hello there...The blood clot that is formed is within the extracted is not appreciated externally...By the way the clot that is formed would tend to get covered by the tissue within 5 days time...You wont be able to appreciate the clot .....The one that is hanging from your socket should be the granulation tissue...Use a mouth wash or betadine gargles and gargle well for the remaining half to come out..if you still feel any discomfort visit your dental surgeon, that would either come out on irrigation or he would remove it if required...
Answered: Wed, 26 Dec 2012
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Dentist Dr. Preet Kaur's  Response
hi there
thanx for the query
a complete healing of extracted wound takes almost 3 month.
start with warm saline rinses (half cup of luke warm water + half tbs of salt). for 10 days.
see your dentist again n check with him for any further complications .
Answered: Wed, 26 Dec 2012
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