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Dr. Lon Kessler
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Salt Water Rinse (Overview)

Rinsing salt water could provide gentle pain relief and perhaps gentle anti-viral activity.


Dr. Lon Kessler
37 doctors shared insights

Salt Water Rinse (Overview)

Rinsing salt water could provide gentle pain relief and perhaps gentle anti-viral activity.


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How much salt should I use to make a salt water rinse?

How much salt should I use to make a salt water rinse?

Recipe: Rather than repeat it, i will refer you to this link: http://www.Aaaai.Org/conditions-and-treatments/treatments/saline-sinus-rinse-recipe.Aspx ...Read more

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How can salt water rinse make the hole where the tooth was pulled out feel so much better?

Cleanses area: Salt water, especially when made with sea salt, has the power to gently cleanse the wound. It helps shrink tissues to aid in the healing process. Regular mouthwashes, even those without alcohol, are too harsh. Make a salt water rinse by adding 1/2 tsp. Of salt to a 4 oz. Glass of warm water. Swish gently. ...Read more

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What does the salt water rinse mix for nose do?

What does the salt water rinse mix for nose do?

Salt water rinses: Salt water nasal rinses help to thin mucus that can contribute to nasal stuffiness and post nasal drip. Rinses also remove the debris (dust and other allergens) that sticks to the nasal lining and cause the lining to swell, become inflamed, and increase nasal mucus. ...Read more

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Does a a salt water rinse contribute anything of value after dental work?

Does a a salt water rinse contribute anything of value after dental work?

Salt water: Usually you do not need to use salt water after every dental procedure. A salt water rinse is useful after an extraction. ...Read more

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I've a gum inflammation. When you are doing warm salt water rinses how much salt and water do you use?

I've a gum inflammation. When you are doing warm salt water rinses how much salt and water do you use?

1 tablespoon in 8 oz: Gum inflammation can be the culprit of many other diseases. While warm salt water is one way to decrease gum inflammation, it's important to see your dentist to make sure there are no other treatment to do. Brushing with baking soda and peroxide can also improve the health of gums as well as daily flossing. ...Read more

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Had back molar extracted 5 days ago. Have food stuck in there since extraction. Tried salt water rinses how do I get the food out?

Had back molar extracted 5 days ago. Have food stuck in there since extraction. Tried salt water rinses how do I get the food out?

Keep it clean: but don't fuss with the extraction site because you might disturb the blood clot that is essential to the healing process.. After five days you should be well on your way to uneventful healing. At this point a small amount of food probably won't matter. ...Read more

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Why is a salt water rinse necessary after tooth extraction?

Why is a salt water rinse necessary after tooth extraction?

Cleanliness: Its important to keep a surgical site clean to insure good healing. Its not a good idea to brush around a new surgical site because that may cause bleeding. Rinsing the site is a good way to clean it. Warm salt water works well, is soothing, and costs virtually nothing. ...Read more

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How long do I wait to begin salt-water rinse after wisdom tooth removal?

How long do I wait to begin salt-water rinse after wisdom tooth removal?

24 hours: No rinsing is done for the first 24 hours after the extractions are completed. Then the day after extractions, start the warm salt water rinses. Put a teaspoon of salt in a juice glass of warm water. Swish for 1-2 minutes and then spit out gently. Do this 3-4 times a day for a few days. These rinses help to soothe the sore gums and promote their healing at the extraction sites. ...Read more

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Does a salt water rinse really help postop wisdom teeth?

Does a salt water rinse really help postop wisdom teeth?

Yes.: Salt water rinses help because they reduce the number of live bacteria in the mouth and it also draws out excess tissue fluid from the gum thus reducing swelling. You must be careful not to use too much salt- 1/2 teaspoon in 8 ounces of warm (not hot) water is the right concentration. ...Read more

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How can you do the salt water rinse after wisdom teeth are cut out?

How can you do the salt water rinse after wisdom teeth are cut out?

Gentle rinsing: Put 1/2 teaspoon of salt in an 8 oz. Glass of warm water and gently rinse and spit. This should not be done on the day of surgery. Wait until the following day and do it 3-4 times per day especially after meals. ...Read more

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After wisdom teeth removed is salt water rinse helpful?

After wisdom teeth removed is salt water rinse helpful?

Maybe:: If your blood pressure is not under control, or if the bleeding has not completely stopped it may not be a good idea to rinse with salt water. Discuss this with you surgeon first. The warm salt water rinse will speed up healing and is typically safe to use after 24 hours in most other cases. ...Read more

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How do you do a salt water rinse after wisdom teeth removed?

How do you do a salt water rinse after wisdom teeth removed?

Swish and spit: Mix 1/2 tsp of salt in an 8 oz glass of warm water. Then swish it around in your mouth and then spit it out. This should not be done until the day following surgery. ...Read more

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Is it necessary to do a salt water rinse after wisdom teeth removal?

Is it necessary to do a salt water rinse after wisdom teeth removal?

No: Rinsing with salt water is not an absolute requirement, but is recommended as a physiologic rinse to help with the postoperative healing. ...Read more

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Wisdom tooth extracted monday.1 was infected. red ring around 1 that was infected.on penicillin and doing salt water rinses but should I be concerned?

Wisdom tooth extracted monday.1 was infected. red ring around 1 that was infected.on penicillin and doing salt water rinses but should I be concerned?

Depends.: Depends on how you are faring. Sounds like it's being managed properly. If you're symptoms improving, no problem. If not, return to surgeon. Hopefully, you are being managed by an oral surgeon. ...Read more

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Should I do the salt water rinse after a wisdom tooth extraction?

Should I do the salt water rinse after a wisdom tooth extraction?

Absolutely!: No rinsing is done for the first 24 hours after the extractions are completed. Then the day after extractions, start the warm salt water rinses. Put a teaspoon of salt in a juice glass of warm water. Swish for 1-2 minutes and then spit out gently. Do this 3-4 times a day for a few days. These rinses help to soothe the sore gums and promote their healing at the extraction sites. ...Read more

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