After the extraction, the socket was profusely bleeding making it difficult for grafting. In order to control the blood flow, a sterile 2×2 gauze was stuffed INSIDE the socket. The first gauze became saturated with blood preventing blood flow into the mouth. After removing the first gauze, the bleeding had completely stopped. A second gauze was placed to make sure the socket was nice and dry before grafting. Lidocaine 1:50 can also be placed on the gauze to help control the bleeding.