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After care - impacted wisdom tooth extraction



Junior member
Dec 16, 2023
I'm really hoping someone here can help me. I've known for a few years that I'd have to have my lower right wisdom tooth extracted as it was impacted. I finally got it done on Wednesday morning. The procedure was way less traumatic than I thought it would be but I'm really struggling with the recovery. My surgeon didn't give me very clear aftercare instructions for anything past the first 24 hours. I've been really careful but last night I started bleeding again. It's not a lot but it's constant enough that I'm tasting blood every time I swallow. The extraction site looks ok (I think) and the pain is very mild but I'm worried about the bleeding, just the thought of it is making me nauseous an anxious. Is this normal or do I need to try and see a dentist?
It's fairly normal that they'll ooze a wee bit, can you actually see bleeding or does it just taste of blood?
Thanks for the response! It's less today but yeah, I feel like I can see a bit of bleeding. There was none visible when I woke up but after breakfast (plain porridge) and a rinse it started again. And the gum around the back molar right beside the extracted tooth is kind of puffy looking. Pain is still very minimal, I'm staying on top of pain meds and I've just finished the course of antibiotics they gave me. The swelling in my cheek has gone down a bit more as well.
That's OK really, you do expect a little bit oozing through the sutures after eating.