How Long Should One Expect to Bleed After Dental Implant Surgery?
Posted on 2/10/2018 by Dr. Hallas
After having dental implant surgery, knowing what to expect afterwards can put your mind at ease. The oral surgeon will provide you with more information regarding the aftercare that is required to keep the surgical site clean.
You need to make sure that the area is cleaned out, that it is not messed with and that you do not drink from straws, as this can dislodge the blood clot that is keeping the area together until it is fully healed.
The Time You Can Expect to Bleed For
It is important to keep in mind that bleeding is common when it comes to having oral surgery. With this in mind, you then have to know that oozing will happen for around 2 to 3 hours after surgery and sometimes it can keep seeping blood in the pads that you hold to the area.
It is also not uncommon for bleeding to occur for 24 - 48 hours after having oral surgery. Remember that when you see blood it is oftentimes a little blood and a lot of saliva that is mixed together. This makes it seem like a lot of blood, even if it is not actually a lot of blood that is being expelled.
When it comes to bleeding, you should have an idea from the dental professional on what to expect with your particular case. This is because everyone is different and you may have had a different procedure done than someone else.
If you have issues with bleeding or further questions regarding the dental implant surgery that you're going through then give our office a call. We would be more than happy to help answer any questions you may have regarding the dental implant surgery that is going to be done.
Knowing what to expect before, during and after the procedure can put your mind at ease. Allow us to help guide you through the process, from start to finish.
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