Wisdom teeth extraction, Incision and drain, used the syringe to soon?

Hi, I got my wisdom teeth extracted on Friday, February 9th. Today February 14 I went back to my oral surgeon were she discovered my bottom impacted tooth had an infection. She made an incinsion and put tubes in my mouth to drain it out. She said on Friday she's going to take them. She gave me a rinse to use twice a day and syringe to clean the wound. So I did it as soon as I got home. When I used the shringe a bunch of blood squirted out. Is this normal ? Was I supposed to wait 24hrs ? Did I create a dry socket ?

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Answer: Wisdom tooth extraction complications

By Sarah h
Dental Professional

It was not necessary to use the syringe as soon as you got home.  The dentist cleaned the area prior to placing the tubes, however this does not mean you will have a dry socket.  If the site is bleeding, there will be ample time for a new blood clot to form.  More than likely the blood is from the cleaning of the socket and the tube placement, rather than the clot being removed from the socket itself.  Try to irrigate the socket gently, rather than using force and pressure with the syringe.  Be sure to follow all your dentists' directions to be sur ethat the infection is resolved. 

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