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After biopsy

Typically, the incisions used for biopsy procedures are smaller and easier to care for.  The biggest risk to this procedure (which is actually very small) is the possibility of bleeding.

Some bleeding or redness in the saliva is normal for 24 hours. Excessive bleeding which results in your mouth filling rapidly with blood can frequently be controlled by squeezing the area of the biopsy (if in the cheek) between a piece of gauze with your fingers. 

Always remember it is the pressure applied with the gauze or fingers that stops the bleeding rather than the “soaking-action of the gauze”.

If bleeding continues please call for further instructions.