A 22-year-old member asked:
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?
3 doctor answers
Dr. Robert Knox answered
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 answered
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 answered
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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