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A 18-year-old male asked:

How many days after wisdom tooth extraction should i brush at wound site ? for now i only rinse with corsodyl and brush other teeth.

3 doctor answers8 doctors weighed in
Dr. Lawrence Kessler
Periodontics 57 years experience
Give it a few days: you are doing the riGht thing keep rinsing with a mouthwash and you can clean with a q tip as well In about a week or so you should be able to clean normally unless you have stitches
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Dr. Gary Sandler
Dentistry 55 years experience
The next day: As a general rule although you need to be careful you should start brushing and flossing the next day. You want to keep the adjacent teeth and gums healthy and the wound heals better with less chance of infection if kept clean. Ask and listen to your own dentist who knows you, your medical and dental history and the specifics of the surgical procedure.
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Dr. Paul Grin
Pain Management 37 years experience
24 hours after: the surgery you can resume gentle brushing and cleaning. Avoid commercial mouth rinses, use warm salt water (1/2 teaspoon in a cup of water) after meals and before bed.
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Last updated May 19, 2016
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