ALL ROUTINE VISITS AND NON-ESSENTIAL TREATMENTS ARE SUSPENDED DUE TO COVID-19
The Mugford Center would like to provide an update to all of our valued patients with concerns regarding the COVID-19 virus.
Based on recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the World Health Organization (WHO) that citizens self-isolate during the COVID-19 pandemic, as well as the state of Maryland recommendations and restrictions, the Mugford Center will be limiting hours of operation and treatment available.
We are dedicated to the well being of all our patients and will be available for emergency care for pain swelling and infection as well as for urgent care which requires timely treatment.
As health care professionals, we all have a role to play in “flattening the curve” by following sound, scientific public health advice to help limit infections and slow the spread of the virus.
Bearing this in mind, we are carefully screening all scheduled and necessary treatment. and only seeing patients for emergency or urgent care. We take seriously the need to be available for our patients to avoid unnecessary illness or injury as well as preventing burdening our hospitals and emergency rooms.
We will reschedule all canceled appointments in a timely manner upon returning to the office and appreciate your understanding under the current circumstances.
We will continue to closely monitor the latest information and recommendations to promote a safe and healthy environment for our patients and staff. We plan to be available to provide safe and optimal care on this limited basis.
Our infection control procedures fully cover the COVID-19 virus, as they do all infectious diseases. We are taking extra precautions in screening our employees and patients, along with sterilizing the common areas of our office often.
We look forward to seeing you at your scheduled appointments. Please call the office if you have any questions or concerns, and we will be happy to address them.
Protecting you and your smile, The Mugford Center
How Much Bleeding is Normal After Grafting Procedures?
Posted on 4/20/2020 by David Mugford
If you are employing any sort of tissue grafting as a part of your gum disease treatment regimen, you will experience some amount of bleeding afterwards. However, this does not mean that you should not be concerned: some bleeding is normal, excessive bleeding is something that you should notify us about right away.
So, how much bleeding should you expect? As you might suspect, the answer will depend on a few factors. Here is more information on what you should expect, and what to do if the bleeding is excessive.
Some Bleeding is Normal
Remember, you have had surgery, so there will be some bleeding while your body heals itself. However, most of the bleeding should resolve itself within 24 hours of the surgery. After that, anything other than occasional bleeding is probably something you should seek medical attention for.
In addition, although bleeding within the first 24 hours is common, you should not be experiencing heavy bleeding. Most of the heavy bleeding should resolve itself within an hour of your procedure.
Some Causes of Heavier Bleeding
Not all heavy bleeding means that you have an issue, however. If you are taking certain types of drugs such as blood thinners, your blood will take longer to clot. This means you will bleed for a bit longer than you may expect. Likewise, if you are taking herbal supplements that inhibit clotting, you will probably bleed longer than usual.
If you do feel that your bleeding is too excessive, or if it does not seem to be slowing down, it is important that you seek out medical attention right away. Even if it ends up being nothing, it is better to seek out attention and not need it than to ignore the issue when you really should be getting help.
If you have any questions, feel free to contact us. We're happy to help you.