A 31-year-old member asked:
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every 2 minutes, my mouth gets filled with saliva and i need to go spit it out. is it because of the sedation or the pain after extraction?

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Dr. Stephen Sandler
48 years experience Dentistry
No Spitting!: If you just had an extraction, spitting can loosen the blood clot that forms over the wound. Spitting, smoking, or alcohol can increase the chance of a dry socket (painful). It is better to swallow than to spit. If you need to take sips of water to help you swallow, that would be better. Sedation would be more likely to cause a dry mouth.
Answered on Jan 24, 2014

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