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


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2014-04-08 20:36:42
2014-04-08 20:36:42

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

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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.

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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

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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.


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