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I stopped using gauze only ten minutes after a wisdoms tooth extraction. will a blood clot still form? or will i get dry socket?

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Dr. Theodore Davantzis answered

Specializes in Dentistry

Dry Socket: Blood clot will most likely form. The gauze does not prevent the clot from falling out. Avoid gargling and rinsing aggressively for a few days and you will probably be fine. Any problems please call your surgeon.

Answered 9/29/2016

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Dr. Dinh Bui answered

Specializes in Dentistry

No relation.: Normal bleeding time is 6 minutes, after which the clot should be formed, follow by ingrowth of granuloma tissue . Dry socket is caused by infection occurs which lead to losing a clot. Dry socket if occurred, starts in day 3.

Answered 10/7/2016

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