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A 52-year-old female asked:

I had a tooth extraction almost 5 days ago. should i only brush my teeth once a day for the next two weeks or i can brush my teeth twice a day? when can i eat hot &or spicy and normal food (not only soft&liquid food) again after the tooth extraction?

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Dr. Arnold Malerman
Orthodontics 54 years experience
Post-surgical: Please consult written instructions given to you by Dentist or Oral Surgeon who did the extraction. Brush 2x/day, being gentle around the extraction site. Floss daily. Gradually return to normal-textured food. Try to avoid Hot or Spicy foods for another week.
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Last updated Jul 6, 2017

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