I asked this question is the dentist health forum but then I found this one. I figured this would be the more proper place and I thought it wouldn't hurt to get more insight.
My clot keeps falling out and I'm wondering if the gum tissue can still cover the hole without a clot. The clot is tan colored with some red in it and conitnues to fall out. I must be producing more clots because this occurs everyday. I am gentle when rinsing and brushing, and I don't know why it keeps falling out. I clinch my teeth at night and I think I must create a vacuum while I sleep so I can not do anything about that. I already got treated for dry socket. I don't smoke, use straws, rinse vigorously, poke, or spit. Actually I have been crazy careful. I don't think it is food because I rinse after eating and sometimes I can't see any at night, but it will be there in the morning. Also, one was annoying me so I went to the bathroom and saw that it was out of the extraction site. So I gently rinsed and it came out as I let the water drip out of my mouth. It was quite hard sort of like a very dense foam or something.
What you have may be something we call a "liver clot." It is impossible to tell without a clinical examination.
These clots can persist and recur if they are not completely removed by the doctor. In some rare cases they are a sign of an abnormality with the clotting mechanism in your body. I suggest you see a Board Certified Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon who would be more familiar with this issue then a general dentist. If they suspect an abnormality they can order the appropriate blood tests.
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