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should I brush my teeth after wisdom tooth extraction

A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Paul Grin
Dr. Paul Grin answered
35 years experience Pain Management
Don't brush 24 h: only gently rinse your mouth with warm salt water 3-4 X per day. After the 24 hours, start brushing your teeth, being particularly gentle near the sur ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Kelner
8 years experience Dentistry
Brushing: Usuallly just not around the extraction.
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Dr. Tony Menendez
36 years experience Prosthodontics
Carefully: Carefully clean the rest of your teeth avoiding the extraction site so as not to disturb the healing process.
A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Paul Grin
Dr. Paul Grin answered
35 years experience Pain Management
Don't brush 24 h: only gently rinse your mouth with warm salt water 3-4 X per day. After the 24 hours, start brushing your teeth, being particularly gentle near the sur ... Read More
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Dr. Daniel Quon
41 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Brush all your teeth: I advise my patients to brush all of their teeth like they normally do, or are supposed to following surgery. They are advised to avoid brushing over ... Read More
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A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Lawrence Kessler
55 years experience Periodontics
Give it a few days: you are doing the riGht thing keep rinsing with a mouthwash and you can clean with a q tip as well In about a week or so you should be able to clean ... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dominick Curalli
19 years experience Dentistry
After a few days: I do not recommend brushing in the area of the wisdom teeth the day of extraction. Brush your other teeth though. You may try gently brushing the ne ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Benjamin Vela
14 years experience Dentistry
Need more info: Many times after wisdom tooth extraction, the sockets require sutures. When the gums are closed together, it will bring more "meat" closer to the tee ... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. John DeWolf
39 years experience Dentistry
Yes and Unlikely: While 7 months is a bit of a longer than usual time frame for a bony sequestrum to appear, it is certainly not unheard of. Local discomfort akin to sp ... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Van der Werff
38 years experience Dentistry
Normal: That is not unusual. It should go away with time and if not, have your dentist take a look and see to make sure there are no problems.
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Thaler
40 years experience Prosthodontics
With help: Not on its own. See the orthodontist. Good luck.
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
39 years experience Dentistry
Referred Pain: Pain from the extraction site may be referred down the nerve trunk that innervates the other teeth. In addition, pressure from the actual extraction m ... Read More

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