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Salt Water Rinse For Tooth Infection
With a tooth infection how soon would your face swell if it was going to the only thing I can use is salt water rinse and peroxide Mouthwash?
May not swell at all: Salt water rinses and peroxide will not treat your issue. You need to see a dentist who can treat the tooth in question and prescribe antibiotics. The sooner you seek treatment the sooner you will feel better. All the best... ...Read more
Infections are invasions of some other organism (fungus, bacteria, parasite) or viruses into places where they do not belong. For instance, we have normal gut bacteria that live within us without causing problems; however, when those penetrate the bowel wall and enter the bloodstream, ...Read more
Salt Water: Helps infections drain and makes the area feel better. ...Read more
Hydrogen per oxide or salt water is better for mouth wash for tooth infection and cleaning after wisdom tooth removal?
Salt water: ..but not too soon after the surgery so you don't dislodge the blood clot. Hydrogen peroxide is a potent oxidant and is primarily indicated for a condition called Acute Necrotizing Ulcerative Gingivitis or Trenchmouth. It needs to be diluted before oral use. Warm salt water OTOH, is benign and quite helpful in your situation. ...Read more
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
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
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
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
White slim covering white tooth socket clot rinses away. Normal. 11 days after teeth pulled clots are white. Slim comes off after salt water rinse?
Be patient: It has never been easy to be patient, but complete healing will take 2-3 weeks. Good luck! ...Read more
3 week old lower 2 wisdom teeth extract Impacted site bleed a little today when salt water rinse? Tooth next 2 extract site hurting when bite down 2day
Wisdom Teeth: Needs sometime for the injury from the extraction to settle down and the surrounding teeth can settle a bit. Continue to rinse with salt water and don't bite down too hard ...Read more
What can I do for a tooth ache when I can't get to a dentist tonight? Have already tried warm salt water rinse and anbesol
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
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
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
Regular water: Try using regular water instead.Get a more detailed answer ›
Yes: Iodized salt is fine to use asa a rinse. ...Read more
Can I develope a dry socket after 7 days? Lower wisdom teeth removed. After salt water rinse I noticed a tiny bit of blood clot fall out. What now?
Yes: Dry socket may last up to several weeks, although treatment can markedly reduce the pain symptoms. Hope that helps. ...Read more
Hi there. So I had a tooth extracted about 3 weeks ago due to an infection. I developed several low grade symptoms that all cleared up within days of taking medicine (tylenol for day-fever, rinsing with warm salt water after meals, avoiding contact and al
Unclear question: Vague, unclear question. It would be a good idea to edit the question to make the intent more clear? Respectfully. ...Read more
I have a small wisdom tooth infection. Doctor have amoxicillin, any way to prevent cdiff while taking it? Or is hydorgen peroxide and water better?
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
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
What's the difference between canker sores and ulcerative oral lichen planus? I get little ulcers in my mouth usually 4-5 at a time, but they resolve with salt water rinse and applying honey to them. Don't lichen planus ulcers last for months?
See: A dentist. The best way to get a definitive diagnosis is by seeing a dentist. An oral surgeon or Oral pathologist would be the best people to ask. ...Read more
Is it ok to put aspirin directly on canker sore in throat (carefully using Qtip)? Salt water rinse not helping. Doctor confirmed canker sore.
NO!: Aspirin made to be taken orally with copious water, not applied topically. Put directly on tissue will actually burn the area, retard healing, cause sloughing, and may leave a scar. ASPIRIN IS NOT TO BE USED TOPICALLY. Canker sore will heal on its own in 7-10 days. You can dab on, w Q-tip, Orabase-B (an OTC). Or you can block pain transmission by taking Aspirin or Advil (ibuprofen) as per pkg directions. ...Read more
Xray showed one of my teeth has infection. Might rinsing with salt water solution draw out this infection?
Dental Infections: Dental infections require specific treatment by a qualified dentist. The cause of the infection needs to be determined and the proper treatment rendered. Antibiotics are also required to prevent spread of infection. Unfortunately nothing you do yourself at home will have any significant effect or reducing or eliminating the infection. Left untreated these infections get worse. See a dentist now. ...Read more
Home remedies that can help tooth infection along with antibiotics other than salt water thing? In terms of food..... thanks
Infection: I hope you are being treated by a dentist. Antibiotics alone will not fix an abscesses tooth. A healthy diet will help your body fight the infection. The good news is that the antibiotics will take effect in about a day so you will start to feel better soon. Follow the treatment recommendations of your dentist. Good luck ...Read more
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