- Jul 4, 2020
I had an upper wisdom tooth extracted yesterday and ended up in A&E in the early hours of this morning because it would not stop bleeding. It was bleeding a lot. Soaking through wads of gauze in seconds. I was advised by 111 to go to A&E. Before I went, about 3 hours after the extraction, I found a blood clot in my mouth. Obviously I was immediately worried the blood clot had dislodged but then I kept bleeding large clots from the socket into my mouth. At A&E they had me bite down on a medicated dressing to try to stop the bleeding and it did eventually stop, only I had another large blood clot hanging from the hole which actually extended down into my throat. It was like a long bit of bloody string but the nurse said a blood clot was attached to the other end at the extraction site. When I got home it had disappeared. I think the vibration of the car journey dislodged it. I've had dry socket before and the pain I'm experiencing is similar. Do you think I definitely have another dry socket because the blood clots kept coming loose from the hole or is there any chance another one formed? Why does this keep happening to me? I was so careful. I did nothing to dislodge the clot, it just fell out. Wouldn't it be sensible for dentists to suture the hole to prevent clots from falling out? Obviously with the Bank Holiday weekend I have no access to my dentist. Should I try and see an emergency dentist if I can?