How long does the blood clot need to stay?

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odonna99

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I hope this isn't too silly of a question. I had a molar pulled 8 days ago and the blood clot is trying to come out. Has it been long enough that I should let it, or is there still a benefit to it being there? Thanks for your time ?
 
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ScaredyCat22

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by 8 days the blood clot should start to shrink. you should not do anything to it. you should not encourage it to come out nor try to force it to remain the same.
 
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Hi :welcome: to the forum.

After an extraction the tooth heals from the inside out so the clot will be dislodged when it is time. As the gum heals it will push the clot out. You are fine and as ScaredyCat22 has said just leave the clot to stay or come out on it's own and you will be fine.

There are no stupid questions :cheers::butterfly:
 
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