Is it normal to have bleeding after two days of tooth extraction?

Q. I have bleeding two days after tooth extraction. Please help.

Answered by
Dr. Mousam Chattopadhyay
and medically reviewed by Dr. Sneha Kannan
This is a premium question & answer published on Sep 09, 2020 and last reviewed on: Mar 11, 2021

Hi doctor,

I had a tooth extraction before a week. I had bleeding for a week and it got stopped. Before two days, I waked up with the bleeding but it has not stopped till now.



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I have gone through the query. Bleeding after a tooth extraction usually stops within an hour. We suture the wound to reduce bleeding. But having bleeding for more than a day suggests an issue. You can have diabetes or hypertension or any bleeding disorder. It has to be ruled out. Kindly attach the image of the extracted site. I want to see the bleeding area. You can take tablet Ethamsylate one tablet on an SOS (save our soul) basis. Take the medicine as soon as possible to stop the bleeding.

Apply cold water or small ice cubes and hold them gently over the area. It helps to stop the bleeding. You need to do some blood tests such as BT (bleeding time), CT (clotting time), PT (prothrombin time), aPTT (activated partial thromboplastin time), and TT (thrombin time). You need to evaluate your blood sugar and blood pressure to eliminate hypertension. Kindly upload the image of the area as soon as possible.

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