After tooth extraction, it’s important for a blood clot to form to stop the bleeding and begin the healing process. Bite on a gauze pad for 30-45 minutes immediately after the appointment. If the bleeding still persists, place another gauze pad and bite firmly for another 30 minutes. You may have to do this several times to stop the flow of blood.
The initial healing period usually takes about one to two weeks. New bone and gum tissue will grow into the gap.