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Do you have to keep gauze in your mouth for bleeding after wisdom teeth are removed?

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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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