A small amount of bleeding is completely normal and to be extracted after an extraction. If there is some bleeding following your extraction, just swallow the blood with your saliva. If there is a steady flow of blood from your extraction socket, then apply pressure to this area by biting firmly on a piece of gauze or a clean handkerchief for 15-20 minutes. If the bleeding persists despite the firm pressure, call us immediately and come in as soon as you can. If you can’t get in touch with us, please go to your local emergency department so that they can look at the extraction socket and confirm that it is healing up sufficiently.