Q. I am bleeding, four hours after a tooth extraction. What to do?

Answered by
Dr. Honey Arora
and medically reviewed by iCliniq medical review team.
This is a premium question & answer published on Oct 07, 2017 and last reviewed on: Apr 16, 2019

Hi doctor,

About four hours ago, I had a tooth removed. It has started to bleed again, and I rinsed my mouth with water. I read online that you should not do that. My gum is really hurting. Am I going to be fine?

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Hi,

Welcome to icliniq.com.

  • Slight bleeding from the site of extraction is normal within 24 hours of extraction. But if bleeding is severe, you should immediately consult a dentist or go to an emergency room.
  • As of now, you should bite on a sterile piece of gauze and apply gentle pressure, so that bleeding gets arrested.

Hope this information helps. Regards.

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