- Slight bleeding after the surgery is normal and may occur at intervals for the first 24-48 hours.
- Forceful rinsing or excessive spitting can disrupt clotting, so do not rinse for at least 4 hours.
If bleeding does persist:
- Apply a moistened gauze pad, or tea bag, with moderate pressure to the bleeding site for 3-5 minutes.
- Repeat, if necessary.
- Stay calm and quiet; lie down with the head elevated on 2-3 pillows.
- If the bleeding persists do not hesitate to call our office.