Q. Why is there bleeding for over 24 hours after wisdom tooth removal?

Answered by
Dr. Tooba Qazi
and medically reviewed by iCliniq medical review team.
Published on Apr 16, 2019

Hi doctor,

I have got my wisdom teeth out yesterday and they have been bleeding for over 24 hours. Is this normal?

Dr. Tooba Qazi

Dentistry
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Hi,

Welcome to icliniq.com.

Yes, it is normal. You just keep a cold cotton pack for the next two hours at the socket. This will make the clot. Then start with saline water mouthrinses five times a day for the next whole week. Take a 1/4th teaspoon of salt in a cup of lukewarm water and do its rinses. It will heal up your socket fast. Stay happy and blessed.

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