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Is it normal to have bleeding and mild pain after a wisdom tooth extraction?

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Answered by

Dr. Beryl F

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iCliniq medical review team

Published At December 11, 2022
Reviewed AtJanuary 30, 2024

Patient's Query

Hello doctor,

I got my lower wisdom tooth removed the last week. It was impacted and was inside the bone. Everything seemed normal, but after a check-up with my surgeon, I had bleeding from the extraction site, which did not stop for hours afterward. Now almost a week after the extraction, I still have mild pain but no fever or anything that could be linked to an infection. Is it normal? Should I contact my surgeon for an appointment?

Answered by Dr. Beryl F


Welcome to icliniq.com.

I have gone through your query and understand your concern.

Mild pain after a wisdom tooth extraction is normal for the next few weeks. There is quite a delay in your healing, but it should resolve soon. I suggest you continue the prescribed antibiotics for the said number of days. Meanwhile, I suggest the following:

  1. Avoid hot, spicy, and hard foods, which may aggravate pain and cause delayed healing.
  2. Brush and rinse your mouth gently.
  3. Do not use a straw to consume liquid foods. Negative pressure like sucking will cause the socket to bleed again, giving you a strange taste.
  4. Do not touch the extracted site or the suture with your tongue, finger, or brush. This can cause socket infection and will delay healing. If left undisturbed, this should heal soon.

Same symptoms don't mean you have the same problem. Consult a doctor now!

Dr. Beryl F
Dr. Beryl F


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