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Having blood clot in mouth, pain. Had molar removed. Recommend to wear gauze. Normal?

Ok I had my top right molar removed on Wednesday. On Friday I woke up with a huge blood clot hanging from the whole. I didn't feel much pain and didn't rinse my mouth out. I went to the ER and the doctor told me to wear gauze again. So yesterday I woke up and it was gone, at first I had no pain but now it hurts when I drink. Not a huge pain just a small sting. My dentist isn't in today but is on Sunday. So I just want to know is this normal or is it the start of dry socket? It doesn't hurt when I'm not eatting or drinking?
Asked On : Wed, 24 Apr 2013
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Dentist 's  Response
It seems that there has been a bleeding again from the extraction socket and then the clot formation has occurred. The pain seems to be mild and you should not worry,. If the pain is severe consult your dentist as it could be a dry socket which cud be treated by your dentist. Use warm saline gargle 3-4 times a day for 1 week. Take adequate rest and drink plenty of fluids.

Answered: Wed, 24 Apr 2013
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Dentist Dr. Farah Hussain's  Response

Hello there ,

Thanks for writing your query,

Extraction of tooth sometimes ends with complications like pain and swelling post extraction .

usually it takes 7 to 10 days for the extraction wound to heal and close completely provided if there is no infection .

After extraction antibiotic and analgesic coverage is must to prevent infection of the extraction site and to promote healing.

i would suggest you to start with a antibiotic and analgesic course consulting your dentist , which helps in subsiding the swelling and relives post extraction pain.

follow all the post extraction instructions and rinse the mouth with lukewarm saline or antiseptic mouth rinse.

i hope this helps ,

take care.
Answered: Thu, 25 Apr 2013
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Dentist Dr. Qazi Ammara's  Response

Thanks for asking the query,

Dry socket usually occurs when the blood clot gets disloged and the socket is exposed to the atmosphere. It is very painful condition and often associated with bad breath and fever.

For pain you can take tab brufen twice for five days.
Dry socket is treated by placing a dressing of guaze along with ZOE in the socket, which is replaced periodically after sometimes.
Maintain a good oral hygiene.
Use antiseptic mouthwash gargles twice daily.
Dry socket usually takes two weeks to heal.

Hope this helps out.

Answered: Wed, 24 Apr 2013
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Dentist Dr. Sivaji Kavuri's  Response
Hello and welcome to HCM,

Follow these precautions and their is no need to worry about,
a.Gargle your mouth using little warm salt water
b.Use mouth wash twice daily
c.Try to avoid hot and spicy foods for few days
d.Try to quit smoking and alcohol if you are having this habbit.

Hope so this will help you,

Thank you.

Answered: Wed, 24 Apr 2013
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Dentist Dr. Bindiya Bhaskar's  Response
Thanks for writing in.
The blood clot can appear at the site of extraction socket for another 24 hours post-extraction.
To promote wound healing,avoid spitting saliva per dentist's prescription.
To prevent occurrence of dry socket,maintain oral hygiene well.
Avoid intake of hot/hard /spicy foods.
Warm saline and betadine rinse may help.
Dressing the socket using iodoform gauze/zinc oxide eugenol may help.
Take care.
Answered: Wed, 24 Apr 2013
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