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A 29-year-old member asked:

How do i stop the drooling after getting numbing before teeth pulled?

2 doctor answers4 doctors weighed in
Dr. David Mann
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 31 years experience
Drooling: Stay away from eating or smelling food that will increase salivation. Other than that, be patient! the medicine wears off after a few hours.
Dr. Marina Adams
Dentistry 10 years experience
Possible: There is no natural way to stop drooling after getting numb, you just need to wait until numbness wears off. It is possible to take some medications prior dental appointment to reduce salivation but I do not recommend it.

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A 45-year-old member asked:

How can I stop the drooling after getting teeth pulled?

1 doctor answer2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Randall Stastny
Surgery - oral & Maxillofacial 35 years experience
Swallow: There really is no reason to be drooling after an extraction. It is possible that having the gauze in your mouth to stop the bleeding may be stimulating some extra saliva, but it is just saliva and you should just swallow it. Once the bleeding has stopped you do need the gauze and that should slow down the saliva production.
Last updated Apr 18, 2018


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