Have you had a tooth taken out and it won’t stop bleeding?
If you have had a tooth taken out it is common to experience discomfort up to 2 days afterwards.
It is normal to experience slight ooze of blood following a tooth extraction and this can make your saliva appear pink or red.
Avoid excessive spitting or vigorous rinsing in the first 24 hours after the extraction.
Please rest as much as possible over the next 2-3 hours whilst the clot forms in the socket.
If bleeding restarts, soak one of the bite packs provided with clean water and squeeze out excess water before biting on it for 20 minutes. If these are not available, roll up a clean handkerchief, place it over the socket and bite down for at least 20 minutes. If the bleeding continues, you should contact us for further advice.