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A 30-year-old member asked:

I think i have stitches or food stuck in wisdom teeth hole..what do i do?

2 doctor answers3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Kiyan Mehdizadeh
Dentistry 10 years experience
Irrigate: You need to irrigate the area with salt water. You can get plastic syringes from your surgeon or from the pharmacy. Mix 1/2 teaspoon of salt in a glass of water and use that to irrigate the area. Irrigation will keep the area clean and will soothe the socket.
Dr. Louis Gallia
Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial 46 years experience
Rinse: Rinse with tap water or saline. If you can't rinse out impacted food, see the surgeon who can help you.

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Last updated Jan 9, 2016

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