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Couldyou rinse with salt water while wearing dentures?

Couldyou rinse with salt water while wearing dentures?

Yes: And the salt water rinse will be most effective with the dentures out of your mouth while rinsing. ...Read more

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Dr. Lon Kessler
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After rinse with salt water, do we need to rinse with water again if dental work?

After rinse with salt water, do we need to rinse with water again if dental work?

Sort of: You could probably get by with out rinsing with plain water but the salty taste can not be pleasant. The salt water rinse will not harm your teeth. ...Read more

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How many times a day should I rinse with salt water if i just had 20 teeth pulled?

How many times a day should I rinse with salt water if i just had 20 teeth pulled?

None: You shouldn't rinse if you just had your teeth extracted. After a few days, however, after the blleding is controlled, you can gently rinse a few times per day if you need to. Consult with your dentist for further instructions. ...Read more

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I'm wondering how long do you wait to rinse with salt water after tooth extraction?

I'm wondering how long do you wait to rinse with salt water after tooth extraction?

Rinse: Rinsing often cause the blood clots to be lost, which then causes dry socket. So rinse with extreme caution. It is often better not to rinse at least until the blood clot forms nicely. This will take about 24-48 hours. If you are on a certain medication, this may take longer. Once you see the clotted blood, you may rinse, but please be careful not to spit much, and just let the water drain out. ...Read more

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Throbbing tooth w/crown 4months ago.Rinsed w/salt water and was fine in few days.It's back!Not sensitive heat/cold.KILLS!! what can it be?

Throbbing tooth w/crown 4months ago.Rinsed w/salt water and was fine in few days.It's back!Not sensitive heat/cold.KILLS!! what can it be?

Pulpitis: The nerve in that tooth is EXTREMELY inflamed. Salt water abatement was coincidental. You'll need to have your dentist evaluate the tooth... it most likely needs root canal therapy. Only your dentist knows how broken down that tooth was. All the best.... ...Read more

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It's been 3 weeks now since i had my wisdom tooth removal surgery but always when i rinse with salt water my teethes hurt me!what that means ?

It's been 3 weeks now since i had my wisdom tooth removal surgery but always when i rinse with salt water my teethes hurt me!what that means ?

Painful teeth: It's possible it may be one or more other teeth with decay, fractures, gum recession or infection. It's also possible that the pain is from exposed root surface of the tooth or teeth next to the extraction site. See your dentist for x-rays and an examination. ...Read more

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How long do you rinse with salt water after a tooth extraction, before resuming brushing?

How long do you rinse with salt water after a tooth extraction, before resuming brushing?

1-2 days: You can and should resume brushing after 1 day but avoid any irritated areas and rinse with salt water. ...Read more

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Dr. Rex Mahnensmith
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