Bite onto the gauze placed over the surgical site for 1hour. If you do taste any blood, it is normal. Do not spit it out, rinse your mouth or brush your teeth for 24 hours. Rinsing your mouth and spitting out may dislodge the blood clot and bleeding may start again. It is harmless to swallow any blood you may taste. The surgical site usually stays numb for approximately 2 hours. Hot food and drinks should not be consumed until the numbness wears off. After that, eat over the other side of your mouth that has not been treated. It is crucial to take all the medication as prescribed and keep to your follow-up appointment.
Mount Elizabeth Orchard
3 Mount Elizabeth, #08-03/04/10
Gleneagles Medical Centre
6 Napier Road, #07-17
All of our dental clinics are centrally located in Singapore.
Mon - Fri: 9:00 am - 5:30 pm
Sat: 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Closed on Sundays/ Public Holidays
For urgent matters, please contact us directly at the emergency contact number on your dentist's card, or the Mount Elizabeth A&E department at (65) 6731-2218, or Gleneagles A&E department at (65) 6470-5700.