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blood clot was removed with the gauze pad after tooth extraction. what to do if i have no gauze pads available?

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Dr. Jennifer McAroy
17 years experience Dentistry
Clot removed: Don't replace the gauze. Keep your mouth clean, stay hydrated and allow it to heal. A little blood mixed in with saliva is normal.
Answered on May 25, 2018
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Dr. Daniel Sampson
26 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Tea bags: If the socket is still bleeding, you can moisten a tea bag and use it like gauze. If it is not bleeding, you don't need to do anything.
Answered on May 25, 2018

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