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within a week of my wisdom teeth removal my tongue had removed my stitches. i rinse my sockets out with a syringe. any other advice on healing well?

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Dr. Robert Knox
36 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Wisdom teeth removal: Drink plenty of fluids, and gargle with warm salt water ( 1 teaspoon / 16 ounces of warm water) . The open socket should heal in about 14 days. If drainage persists, go back to see your dentist or oral surgeon.
Answered on Sep 29, 2020
Dr. SCOTT HARWOOD
44 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
No problem: As long as you are keeping it clean by rinsing i don't think you should have any problem. The sutures are ready to be removed one week post op anyway.
Answered on Sep 8, 2013
Dr. Jerry Gordon
Specializes in Dentistry
Don't smoke: Sounds like you are doing fine. Make sure you avoid smoking, keep your mouth clean and hygienic, and have good nutrition. Call your dentist if you have any questions or problems.
Answered on May 18, 2016
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Consider waiting: If you had your wisdom teeth out today, you may consider not using the syringe for a few days. Irrigating the sockets may dislodge the blood clots ... Read More
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Wisdom tooth socket: How many days since the extraction? Stitch is mostly important for the first day or so and you can still just rinse out thoroughly without a syringe. ... Read More

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