IF YOU EXPERIENCE A DENTAL EMERGENCY DURING OR AFTER OUR NORMAL BUSINESS HOURS, PLEASE CALL 843-973-8236 AND FOLLOW THE PROMPTS. A TEAM MEMBER WILL BE ABLE TO ASSIST YOU.
Intermittent bleeding or oozing overnight is normal. Bleeding may be controlled by placing fresh gauze over the areas and biting on the gauze for 30-45 minutes at a time.
Bleeding should never be severe. If so, it usually means that the packs are being clenched between teeth only and are not exerting pressure on the extraction areas. Try repositioning the packs. If bleeding persists or becomes heavy you may substitute a tea bag (soaked in very hot water, squeezed damp-dry and wrapped in a moist gauze) for 20 or 30 minutes. If bleeding remains uncontrolled, please call our office.
Swelling is often associated with oral dental procedures. It can be minimized by using a cold pack, ice bag or a bag of frozen peas wrapped in a towel and applied firmly to the cheek adjacent to the extraction area. This should be applied 20 minutes on and 20 minutes off during the first 24 hours after the extraction.