A 46-year-old member asked:
Is it ok to chew gum, eat breath mints, or use mouthwash after wisdom teeth extraction?
1 doctor answer
Dr. Mark Glyman answered
31 years experience in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Depends: It depends on the amount of time that has passed since the teeth were removed and the complexity of the procedure. After a week, in most cases it is ok to resume normal activities if ok with the surgeon who did the procedure. The risk of early increased activity is bleeding, infection and dry socket.
Answered on Aug 19, 2019
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