dental care


Question by  Melissa21 (84)

If you do not change the gauze after a molar extraction will you get a clot?

I have not changed the gauze after my molar extraction.


Answer by  Yen (320)

Yes, you will get a clot. In fact it is best not to disturb the sight so that it may clot. Sometimes changing gauze frequently could pull out the clot that is trying to form.


Answer by  Monkey4 (74)

yes. I believe you will still get a clot. It is recommended that you change the gauze to keep the blood out of your mouth. Changing the gauze also keeps the site clean, while the body heals the area where the molar was extracted.


Answer by  rannit (91)

Changing or not changing the gauze should not, in itself cause you to get a clot. The gauze should be carefully changed when it is absorbed with blood, which will not create any problems unless you leave it there until the blood has dried, then it will pull out too much blood when removed.


Answer by  Roland27 (16334)

You need to frequently change your gauze after your tooth is pulled. If you don't the blood could stick to your gauze and dry out. So when you pull the gauze off it will rip the clot out. It's important to keep changing the gauze so the hole where the tooth was pulled heals properly.

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