It’s normal to experience bleeding after an extraction or oral surgery. Saliva mixing with blood can give the impression of “a lot of blood”. Unless your mouth is quickly filling up with a profound amount of blood, what you’re experiencing is most likely normal. Place a slightly moistened gauze pad (provided to you after your surgery) on the wound and press with your finger for about 5 minutes. Keep biting on the gauze for another half hour. If, after doing this, you are still experiencing some bleeding, bite on a moistened tea bag. Yes, this really works! The science behind this old adage is solid; the tannic acid in the tea bag helps your body form the blood clot you need by constricting bleeding. Avoid becoming excited, sit upright, and do not exercise or perform any physical work. If, after you have followed all of these instructions, you still have concerns about bleeding, you may call the office for instructions.