A 16-year-old female asked:
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how to brush my teeth safely after wisdom tooth extraction ?

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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 surgical site to avoid disrupting any stitches or blood clot.
Answered on May 14, 2019
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