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Does the Dentist give you Ibuprofen to stop the Bleeding?

Someone I know had Wisdom teeth surgery & was given Ibuprofen to help Stop the Bleeding! Is this your Case too? Have you heard of this too?

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Asked by Angellinda at 3:53 PM on Jul. 8, 2009 in Health

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  • Ibuprofen is for pain and inflamation, it's NOT to stop bleeding, I think they got their facts mixed up

    Answer by Zakysmommy at 3:54 PM on Jul. 8, 2009

  • to help stop the bleeding no, that should be less before leaving surgery and heading home and it should be less as days definitely by a week or week and a half go on!!! If friend is will bleeding heavy she should go to oral surgeon again maybe e r!!!!!

    My daughter had oral surgery to remove a benign tumor from her gum and she was prescribed a script heavy duty amount of ibu that lessened her swelling bit plus a little bit it decreased her pain.


    Answer by Anonymous at 4:00 PM on Jul. 8, 2009

  • wet tea bags to stop the bleeding; ibuprofen for the pain and inflammation

    Answer by rkoloms at 4:11 PM on Jul. 8, 2009

  • Considering that it acts as a blood thinner, no it should not be given to stop bleeding.

    Answer by YzmaRocks at 4:43 PM on Jul. 8, 2009

  • Packing the area that is bleeding with gauze is how to stop the bleeding. Also, you shouldn't suck on anything, like a straw or smoke until the bleeding stops as sucking dislodges the clot trying to form to naturally stop the bleeding. Ibuprofen is only given for pain and swelling.

    Answer by Kristin21 at 8:15 PM on Jul. 8, 2009

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