Hi, I just had and extraction done Saturday afternoon. 2 Teeth were extracted. My bottom right wisdom tooth, which was impacted, and the Molar furthest in back right beside the wisdom tooth. It didn't require surgery, but I did receive sutures. It bled (what seemed like to me) excessively. As I am unable to take narcotic painkillers, the pain was moderately obnoxious for a good 24 hours after the novocaine wore off.
800mg of ibuprofen along with a tiny bit of liquid anbesol worked great other than when I would swap out my gauze. 30 minutes wasnt getting it to
clot at first so I was leaving it in for an hour-hour 1/2 at a time, with a few tea bags inbetween. I didn't sleep at all saturday night. I ended up wrapping up half a tea bag in gauze and now I've had it in for over 24 hours after eventually falling asleep. I'm not seeing any blood in my saliva now, but am afraid the clot and gauze are stuck together. SO finally my question: I'm afraid of ripping out the clot/damaging the stitches. How should I go about removing the gauze at this point?