A 44-year-old member asked:
how can you do the salt water rinse after wisdom teeth are cut out?
2 doctor answers
Dr. SCOTT HARWOOD answered
44 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Gentle rinsing: Put 1/2 teaspoon of salt in an 8 oz. Glass of warm water and gently rinse and spit. This should not be done on the day of surgery. Wait until the following day and do it 3-4 times per day especially after meals.
Answered on Oct 18, 2012
Dr. Howard Schneider answered
33 years experience Pediatric Dentistry
Gently: Use a teaspoon of salt to a glass of warm water. Take a mouthfull and move it around your mouth for about 20 seconds and then spit out. Repeat until the glass is empty. Do this after meals and prior to bed time for 5-6 days after extractions are done.
Answered on Apr 18, 2015
90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more. Get help now:
People also searched for:
Connect by text or video with a U.S. board-certified doctor now — wait time is less than 1 minute!