Patients should be informed that it is normal for a fresh extraction site to ooze slightly for up to 24 hours after the extraction procedure. Patients should be warned that a small amount of blood and a large amount of saliva might appear to be a large amount of blood. If the bleeding is more than a slight ooze, the patient should be told how to reapply a small gauze directly over the area of the extraction. The patient should be instructed to hold this second gauze pack in place for as long as 1 hour to gain control of bleeding. Further control can be attained if necessary by having the patient bite on a tea bag for 30 minutes. The tannic acid in regular tea serves as a local vasoconstrictor.
Patients should be cautioned to avoid things that may aggravate the bleeding. Patients who smoke should be encouraged to avoid smoking for the first 12 hours or, more commonly, if they must smoke, to draw on the cigarette very lightly. Tobacco smoke and nicotine interfere with wound healing. The patient should also be told not to suck on a straw when drinking because this also creates negative pressure. The patient should not spit during the first 12 hours after surgery. The process of spitting involves negative pressure and mechanical agitation of the extraction site, which may trigger fresh bleeding. Patients who object to having blood in the mouth should be encouraged to bite firmly on a piece of gauze to control the hemorrhage and to swallow their saliva instead of spitting it out.
The patient must have an adequate intake of fluids, usually at least 2 L, during the first 24 hours. The fluids can be juices, milk, water, or any other beverage that appeals to the patient.
(Hupp, James R.. Contemporary Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, 5th Edition.
Sparknotes: If you are past 24 hours. Take light bong rips, drink but wash ur mouth out with mouthwash, (chlorohexidine), or scope would work OK. If you start bleeding stop drinking booze and get back on water and bit on gauze.