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Light bleeding may occur a few hours after surgery. A small amount of blood, mixed with abundant saliva, may seem impressive, but in fact, chances are that this is only a small amount of blood. To stop the bleeding in the mouth, you can apply a gauze or a moist tea bag on the bleeding site and bite into it or apply firm pressure for 20 consecutive minutes. Bleeding should stop by itself.
We recommend that you put a towel on your pillow when you sleep in order to avoid staining the pillow with the small amount of blood that could ooze out of your mouth.
In case of doubt or abundant bleeding, it is always recommended to contact your surgeon.