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What could cause bleed post wisdom tooth removal?

Hi, I recently had 3 wisdom teeth removed, one on the upper right and two on my left side. Both the upper teeth seem to be healing fine but the lower tooth has been a bit annoying. I was bleeding a couple days after surgery and went to see my dentist and he told me it was just a scab that opened up and I should be fine. The bleeding recently sub-sided and I have little to no pain, BUT, i recently started drooling out a mucous like saliva, and a lot of it. My mouth almost fills up with it and I let it dribble out when I can. I'm about 6 days into my recovery. Is everything normal? Or should I go back to get it looked at?
Thu, 22 May 2014
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Hello,
I definitely recommend a follow up visit with your dentist. it sounds like you are experiencing some drainage from your description and this could be an infection.
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What could cause bleed post wisdom tooth removal?

Hello, I definitely recommend a follow up visit with your dentist. it sounds like you are experiencing some drainage from your description and this could be an infection.