A 52-year-old female asked:
Just a single tooth extraction.what's the care for after tooth surgery?dentist told me to keep the gauze in my mouth.i use teabag.it's good?no rinse&spit.shouldn't brush tonight?swallowed some saliva&blood after extraction.is that harmful to my body?
2 doctor answers • 7 doctors weighed in
Dentistry 38 years experience
See below: The most important question is to have a treatment plan to replace the tooth that was already extracted. Are you planning for an implant? Speak to the dentist about all options.
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Orthodontics 53 years experience
Ask Dentist: Your Dentist should have both verbal and written instructions for you. Do not brush or rinse for at least 48 hrs. Once bleeding stops discontinue gauze/teabag. Swallowing saliva/blood not harmful. Soft high-protein diet for a few days. Make arrangement for tooth replacement to prevent bite collapse.
639 viewsAnswered >2 years ago
Last updated Nov 27, 2017
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