What should I do if my surgery site bleeds?

08 Apr 18
Some slight bleeding is normal for the first day or so. If you do notice bleeding, do not rinse your mouth. Apply pressure to the socket by biting firmly on a clean piece of folded cotton, such as a handkerchief, for at least 15 minutes. Failing this, biting down on a moist teabag can also induce blood clotting, helping to stop the bleeding. If the bleeding has not stopped after an hour or two, it’s important to contact the friendly and caring staff at Complete Smiles Bella Vista and well get you in as soon as possible.