Blood clot was removed with the gauze pad after tooth extraction. What to do if I have no gauze pads available?
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.
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.