Bleeding

   Some bleeding is expected after tooth removal and may occasionally occur after cavities have been fixed with fillings or silver crowns. If unusual or sustained bleeding occurs, place cotton gauze firmly over the bleeding area and bite down or hold in place for fifteen minutes. Repeat as necessary. When appropriate, this technique can also be accomplished with a tea bag. Tea has blood-clotting properties and has been used for many generations to treat excessive bleeding. Please call our office to discuss additional treatment options