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What To Do If You Are In Pain Or Bleeding After An Extraction

If you are in pain or bleeding after an extraction, continue to take regular painkillers for several days after the extraction. It is normal for the pain to be at its worst at day 3-4.

Some pink spit or oozing is normal after an extraction, but if the socket is bleeding freely, bite hard on gauze or a clean hankie for 20 minutes. If bleeding has not stopped, call your dentist

We can not provide antibiotics for pain after an extractions unless you have an infection.

You should call your dentist for an emergency appointment. Antibiotics will not solve this, as a dressing is needed to cover the exposed bone.


What To Do If You Are Bleeding From Gums

Bleeding from gums is NOT a dental emergency.

Bleeding gums are usually due to gum disease and will not stop until brushing improves.