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The gauze is usually left for half an hour… but if it continues bleeding, you can pack another one
and keep it there for that time...
You can also use a teabag. Tea contains a substance that helps with the clotting
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what if I have left it in most of the day, like for hours is that going to stop the clotting?
well not the same gauze, but kept replacing it.
You can replace it, but you need to leave it without touching it for about half an hour to 45 minutes, the same piece.
So you do not disturb the clotting process
so I need to take it out. Thanks.
right, but just let it undisturbed for a while, so it will form the clot
A teabag is really helpful
ok thank you so much
No problem… I will check on you tomorrow to see hour you're doing
how you are doing
thank you. I am worried about dry socket
Don't worry about it… It only forms when the blood clot does not form and that does not happen often...
yeah but I have kept putting gauze on it all day.
I will try not to worry
Just take care on the area, don't rinse tonight and be gentle with your cleaning tomorrow morning
thank you for being kind.
No problem !!!
Talk to you tomorrow
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Hello. Thanks for your help. I am doing ok. My gum is still sore, but no bleeding. I am taking my anti biotic as I was directed. I did not have to use a tea bag as once I stopped replacing the gauze it clotted right up and everything was ok.