What to do if your extracted Teeth cannot stop bleeding.
After tooth extraction, your oral surgeon places a gauze on the surgical site which you should bite firmly to control teeth bleeding.
The gauze should be removed one hour after surgery. Some patients experience some little blood mixed with saliva for about 1-3 days.
However, if your tooth won’t stop bleeding or the bleeding gets intense as the days go by.Then you should see your surgeon immediately.
Heavy bleeding may be a sign or symptom of an underlying problem or active bleeding from the surgical site.
Here is what to do to control teeth bleeding.
- Do self-examination to your extracted tooth area to see whether the blood clot that forms after extraction is there.
- Place gauze packs over the surgical place that are actively bleeding and bite it firmly for at least thirty minutes.
- Dip a caffeinated tea bag in water and place it on your bleeding site for about an hour. Tea bags contain tannic acid a substance that helps in the formation of blood clot in the surgical area.
How to use a gauze to control a bleeding tooth.
People are different and sometimes may have different bleeding experiences.
Some patients stop bleeding immediately after 1 hour after dental surgery while others bleed up to 5 days.
You can prepare a gauze at home and use it to control your bleeding.
Below are steps on how to prepare a gauze.
- Cut a small piece of clean gauze and roll it into a square.
- Place the folded dump gauze over to the top of the surgical area or tooth socket.
- Bite firmly to apply pressure for about 45 minutes. The pressure that the gauze exerts is the one that controls bleeding.
Always remember, vigorous activities after tooth extraction can lead to bleeding.
You should restrain yourself from heavy physical activities that can contribute to bleeding.
Also, Avoid taking alcohol and smoking cigarettes as they delay healing. If at all you can not stop smoking or you are completely addicted, See our guide on How to smoke after tooth extraction without getting dry socket
Make sure that your oral hygiene is good and you do not take hard and crunchy foodstuffs that may cause further bleeding.
In case you develop symptoms of a Dry socket, Check out our guide on How to treat the dry socket, symptoms, and Preventions.