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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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Dr. Rex Mahnensmith
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