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A pulled tooth still bleeding?

My cousin had a tooth pulled today and it's still bleeding like 7 hours later! Any suggestions on how to make it stop? Gauze and pressure isn't working at all.

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Asked by cateachinmama at 2:27 PM on Jul. 10, 2009 in Health

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  • well dont drink from a straw and just keep the gauze with pressure and if it dont stop after much longer maybe she should call her dentist she might need a stich or something.

    Answer by Anonymous at 2:42 PM on Jul. 10, 2009

  • bite on a wet tea bag. The tannins in the tea will help stop the bleeding

    Answer by rkoloms at 2:49 PM on Jul. 10, 2009

  • yup tea bag. and dont keep taking the tea bag or gauze out to check because that just removes the clot that is trying to form so the bleeding continues.

    Answer by boredmom726 at 4:47 PM on Jul. 10, 2009

  • Don't keep taking the gauze out. It really shouldn't be bleeding that long, I would call the dentist just to be safe.

    Answer by tyfry7496 at 5:28 PM on Jul. 10, 2009

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