I had my wisdom teeth removed 5 days ago and last night I was doing a salt water rinse and noticed that my bottom right was bleeding. when I woke up this afternoon I did another salt water rinse and noticed it was bleeding again. Is this normal, or something I should be worried about? I have a follow-up appointment this thursday, should I call and reschedule sooner or will I be fine waiting it out?

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  • Dr.Ritz

    Dr.Ritz 06 - March - 2012, at 00:29 AM

  • If after 5 days of extraction still the extraction socket is bleeding then you must show it to your dentist ASAP. For that reshedule the appointment. Bleeding till 3 days after extraction is considered normal but not so long. For more info on complications after tooth extraction you can visit the following link...http://www.identalhub.com/dental-complications-after-tooth-extraction-881.aspx

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