Slight spotting from your surgical site can occur for 24 hours. Extra gauze is provided in your Patient Care Kit. You can change the gauze every 20-40 minutes until the bleeding has decreased - usually two to four hours after surgery. Slight bleeding from the sockets may last one or two days. If excessive bleeding persists, a moist tea bag may be used in the same manner as the gauze.
Should there be any bleeding under the tissue, a purplish-black discoloration or bruising may occur. This discoloration often changes from a green color to more of a yellow tint and may appear under the jaw or on the neck as the discoloration improves. This is not an uncommon occurrence, and you should not be worried if it happens in your particular case. It will resolve itself in seven to ten days.