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How long would it take before i can brush my teeth after wisdom teeth extraction?

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Dr. Douglas Tavenner, jr.
52 years experience
Next day: 1) use a soft manual toothbrush. 2) place the brush where the teeth and the gum join together. 3) move the brush in circles. 4) do all teeth this way on the face side and the tongue side.
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Dr. Daniel Quon
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 44 years experience
The same day: Maintaining good oral hygiene is important. You can brush all of your teeth except where your teeth were removed the day of surgery. I advise my patients to brush lightly over the extraction sites the first day after surgery and resume normal brushing on the second postoperative day.
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Last updated Dec 9, 2013
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