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When can I use mouthwash after extraction

A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jaime Quejada
34 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Use a gentle: Alcohol-free mouth rinse that has been diluted with water to ward off bad breath and freshen up your taste. Allow a week after extraction so as not t ... Read More

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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mrugesh Dalal
Specializes in Dentistry
One week: It is safe to wait for a week after extraction to go bac to using a mouth wash.The tooth socket after extraction gets filled with a blood clot, which ... Read More
A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Uyeda
45 years experience General Surgery
I would follow: your dentist's instructions. 2 weeks should be enough time for adequate healing, if you are otherwise healthy.
Dr. Justin Nelson
16 years experience Pediatric Dentistry
Yes: yes, use what you wish and what you are comfortable using
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Patrick Connerly
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3 days: Let the clot mature for three or more days. And gargle, not swish.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Fernando Juliao
30 years experience Dentistry
Not yet : I tell my patients to wait 2week before brushing in that area, and no rinsing for 48 hours! not doing these things can cause problems. Happy new year!
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Van der Werff
39 years experience Dentistry
Maybe: It should go away in a short period of time... If it does not go away, stop using the mouth rinse... If it still does not go away, i would suggest see ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Brodsky
58 years experience Dentistry
NO: After an extraction the hole where the root was fills with a blood clot. All the healing goes on through thagt clot. Don't wash it our!
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A 55-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Van der Werff
39 years experience Dentistry
Chorhexidine: The Chlorhexidine kills bacteria and salt water does not... I think you will get better healing with the chlorhexidine..
A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Sandra Eleczko
36 years experience Dentistry
Wisdom tooth : You can change to your regular mouthwash after a few days as long as you are not having a lot of pain or swelling. Contact the extracting dentist if ... Read More
A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Juchau
33 years experience Family Medicine
Thrush: It is the inhaled steroid that is predisposing you to the thrush. Make sure you rinse out your mouth well with water after you use your inhaler.
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