A 38-year-old male asked:
Had deep cleaning/scaling on one side. Now gums bleeding bad. Went through one box of gauze. Called dentist, just said to put pressure. How to stop?
1 doctor answer
Dr. Theodore Davantzis answered
39 years experience in Dentistry
Pressure: Your dentist is right, use a sterile gauze and place firm pressure for ten minutes. Spit out but do not rinse. Your gums are very inflamed so you will bleed a lot. Do not worry, unless you are on blood thinners it will stop.
Answered on Jan 31, 2017
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