Hi. I got all 4 wisdom teeth pulled yesterday. 2 are still bleeding. Is this normal? B.T.
B.T. – After wisdom teeth are extracted, there are common symptoms that you will experience, and light bleeding is one of them.
After the teeth are extracted, you can also expect swelling and mild discomfort. A cold compress will help to decrease some of the swelling. The swelling should improve in three or four days.
Your diet should also be modified. Eat soft foods for the first few days after the extraction. Also, avoid sucking through a straw or excessive spitting. The pressure can dislodge blood clots at the extractions sites and cause the areas to bleed more.
You should call your dentist if you experience any of the following symptoms:
- the swelling worsens after three days
- the bleeding increases
- you have a fever
- your pain is severe and the pain medication prescribed doesn’t help
- you have a bad taste in your mouth that doesn’t go away with salt water rinses
- there is pus or other fluid coming from the extraction site
- your mouth feels numb
Since you received the extractions yesterday, your symptoms should improve over the weekend.
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