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4.15 Bleeding After Dental Surgery


Presentation

The patient had an extraction or other dental surgery performed earlier in the day, now has excessive bleeding at the site, and cannot reach his dentist.

What to do:

What not to do:

Discussion

Occasionally, this problem can be handled over the telephone. Some say a tea bag works even better than a gauze pad

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