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Monday, 13 November 2017

How To Stop Bleeding Gums After Tooth Extraction | Wisdom Teeth

Recently, I have pulled my impacted wisdom teeth out. And the first question I asked from my dentist was, "How to stop bleeding gums after tooth extraction". The first problem that everyone faces after a tooth extraction is the bleeding gums. It's natural and common for a gum to bleed for half to one hour. Your dentist or oral surgeon may cover that bleeding gum with the help of a sterilized gauze piece. Gauze piece may suck blood and help to stop bleeding within few minutes. 
How to stop bleeding gums after tooth extraction
How to stop bleeding gums after tooth extraction?
But in this article, I will discuss more easy methods and tips that I recommend patients to stop bleeding gums after tooth extraction. So, below are some home remedies for bleeding gums after teeth removal.

How To Stop Bleeding Gums After Tooth Extraction?

1. Gauze Piece

The first method which commonly dentist's use to stop bleeding gums after tooth extraction. Your dentist or oral surgeon may place a sterilized gauze piece on removed tooth socket. And may advise you to gently bite it for some time (for 20 to 30 minutes). If bleeding doesn't stop within 20 to 30 minutes, you may also replace the gauze piece with another one. And repeat this for first 2 to 3 hours (if bleeding doesn't stop).

The time period of bleeding gums after tooth extraction depends upon the tendency of tooth pulled. As, in case of impacted wisdom teeth, it's more difficult to pull out a tooth. So, it may take more time to stop bleeding than an average tooth removal.

But don't be afraid or worry about it. Because this article explains best methods to stop bleeding gums fast and naturally.

2. Ice or Ice Pack

Ice helps to reduce swelling as well as stop bleeding gums after removal. It soothes open nerve endings which exposed after tooth extraction. Ice has tremendous benefits after a tooth extraction. As it helps to stop bleeding gums as well as reduce swelling and pain after teeth removal.

You should crush ice into small pieces, then put into a towel. Now place it on he swollen gums as shown in picture

3. Drink Cold Water

After a tooth extraction, you should eat a lot of cold water. Cold water helps to reduce swelling as well as to stop bleeding gums after tooth extraction. Drinking a lot of water also helps to maintain healthy hydrated skin and whole body.

4. Ice Cream

Yes, ice cream. Maybe you have seen many folks eating ice cream after a tooth removal. This is because ice cream helps to stop bleeding gums as well as reduce swelling of gums. It helps to maintain healthy nutrition level in the body. You may feel some weakness and tiredness after a tooth extraction. Eating ice cream will make you feel better and good.

5. Medicine

This method is not recommended but effective. If bleeding doesn't stop due to any hard surgery process. In some teeth removal surgery, your gums may damage severely and your dentist or oral surgeon may prescribe you medicine for bleeding gums.

Tranexamic Acid (Brand name: "Transamine" by Hilton Pharma) is the most famous salt use to stop bleeding fast. 

Things To Avoid After Teeth Removal

You must avoid these things after teeth removal. Because these may harm you so badly. Many of these cause severe complications and problems for patients like a dry socket (well known as alveolar osteitis), infection, and tumors in severe cases.

  • Smoking
  • Drinking Alcohol
  • Talking and Spitting out excessively
  • Drinking Hot Liquids like Coffee, tea etc.
  • Using Straw for Drinking water and other fluids
  • Brushing the surgery area within first 12 hours
  • Using Mouthwashes (mouthwashes contain harmful ingredients)
  • Avoid Exercise for 2 to 3 days after tooth extraction
All of these actions are restricted after a tooth removal. I tried to provide the best information and to give the answer the question, "how to stop bleeding gums after tooth extraction". But if somebody has more question or anybody want to share his own experience. He/She must comment this article.

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