Edmonds Family Dentistry                                                                           Dr. Gary Wall
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Bleeding on Extraction

Bleeding on Extraction

  • Slight bleeding after an extraction is normal. Clots usually form within one hour if you follow doctor’s post-op instructions.
  • Place a thick gauze pad over the extraction site and apply pressure by biting on the gauze.
  • Avoid rinsing, drinking, and eating for at least one hour following the extraction.
  • After 24 hours, rinse the area with warm salt water(1/2 tsp. salt in 8 oz of water) after eating to keep the site clean.
  • Wet a tea bag, place it on the extraction site, and bite on it.
  • Avoid sucking, spitting, and smoking.