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It's better if you do. It will stop the bleeding sooner and help prevent a dry socket. A dry socket is VERY painful. Just use a small piece and fold it into a small square, put the square directly over the spot where the tooth was removed and bite down. Don't bite down to where you are making your muscles sore, but enough to hold the gauze in place. This should help with the "barf" part. It may also help to wet the guaze a bit before putting it in your mouth. Not a lot, just a little bit. And try to leave each piece in as long as you can. You want each piece of guaze to soak up as much blood as you can stand. You don't want to be able to wring it out when you remove it, but it should be "full." If you still can't stand it in your mouth, call your dentist. Another hint is to use tea bags instead of guaze. This may help because it will have some flavor.

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Q: Do you have to keep gauze in your mouth for bleeding after wisdom teeth are removed?
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Should you keep gauze in your mouth after getting your wisdom teeth removed while sleeping?

if they are bleeding, yes. if they aren't then, no.


When can you stop using gauze after getting wisdom teeth out?

After the bleeding stop usually after an hour or more depending on your mouth....


Is it safe to sleep with a gauze in your mouth after having teeth removed?

No. Its never safe to fall asleep with anything in your mouth unless under medical supervision. If the bleeding has not stopped by the time you need to go to bed, seek medical advice.


Is it okay to smoke with gauze in your mouth after you have gotten your wisdom teeth pulled?

No it's not ok to smoke with gauze in your mouth. You should not smoke after a tooth extraction because you can have a higher chance of getting a dry socket which is very painful.


After the wisdom teeth are extracted how long should you bite down on the gauze?

Bite down on the gauze, changing it every 15-30 minutes, and when the gauze has just a pinkish tint to it (instead of the dark red blood you had been seeing), then the bleeding has slowed down enough to remove it. Just do not bend over, use a straw, or smoke a cigarette or the bleeding will flare back up. If you should happen to begin to bleed again, simply put some gauze back in your mouth. Try to relax until you have reached the point where the gauze can be removed. Hope this has helped! The bleeding should stop about 20 minutes after the surgery. Although is some cases, especially after complicated extractions, the gums can start bleeding again, and you can also wake up the next morning with some blood in your mouth. It is always handy to have extra coton gauzes with you. If you have none left, you can go to rite aid or daune reade to pick up cotton


When should you remove gauze after tooth removal?

After tooth removal you should keep gauze in your mouth over the wound and apply gentle pressure until you have stopped bleeding. If bleeding continues for 36-48 hours contact your dentist/doctor.


Do you need to have your wisdom teeth removed if there is enough space in your mouth for them to come in?

No! I had room in my mouth for all of my wisdom teeth to come in. The bottom one's became impacted and hurt so i had them removed, but i still have my top one's and I'm not getting them removed!


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Because of the way the human mouth has evolved, the wisdom teeth can't fit properly in there anymore.


What does oral surgeon pack socket with and stitch over after wisdom tooth removal?

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Can you brush your teeth before getting you wisdom teeth removed?

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Does one usually acquire sores in their mouth previously to getting wisdom teeth removed?

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Can you keep gauze in your mouth overnight?

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