Sometimes the gum and bone around an extracted tooth may continue to ooze a little blood for some time after taking a tooth out. This often looks worse than it is as it mixes with your saliva. Try to leave the area alone and do not rinse out too much.
On the night of the extraction do not drink alcohol as this raises your blood pressure. If your mouth is very obviously bleeding from the site where the tooth was removed, you need to apply pressure to the area with the sterile gauze pack we gave you, or a clean, rolled up cotton handkerchief. Do this for at least 20 minutes. Once the bleeding stops, follow the suggestions above.
If the bleeding does not stop contact the practice during surgery hours and we will see you as soon as possible.
If this happens out of surgery hours use the emergency number for advice.