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nose bleed after wisdoms where extracted
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nose bleed after wisdoms where extracted

i had two wisdom teeth extracted (left side top and bottom), my bleeding stopped that night, the pain is not bad, but what worries me is that my nose bleeds when i lay down on my side. any thoughts?
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It is possible there was a communication between your mouth and your maxillary sinus.  You should call your surgeon as soon as possible and notify them of your symptoms.

In the meantime, avoid blowing your nose, drinking with a straw and if you must sneeze...try to sneeze through your mouth and not your nose.

Information contained within this reply is intended solely for general educational purposes and is not intended nor implied to be a medical diagnosis or treatment recommendation.  This is not a substitute for professional medical advice relative to your specific medical condition or question. Always seek the advice of your own doctor for medical condition. Only your doctor can provide specific diagnoses and therapies.
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