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Dr. Theodore Davantzis
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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 ?

Dr. Theodore Davantzis
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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

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Salt Water Rinse (Definition)

Rinsing salt water could provide gentle pain relief and ...Read more


Dr. Abraham Jaskiel
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What does a mixture of salt water rinse do for mouth, gums or tooth infection?

Dr. Abraham Jaskiel
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What does a mixture of salt water rinse do for mouth,  gums or tooth infection?

Salt water rinse: I advise my patients to use salt water after almost every procedure i do. There are prescription rinses like the one in the picture that do very well, but they stain your teeth and patients hate that. Warm salt water also does very well as long as u use it for one full minute sevral times a day make sure you see a dentist for a diagnosis first. ...Read more

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Dr. Sandra Eleczko
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Home remedies that can help tooth infection along with antibiotics other than salt water thing? in terms of food..... thanks

Dr. Sandra Eleczko
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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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Dr. Louis Gallia
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I have a tooth infection will salt water n peroxide mouthwash help with pain n infection went dentist but I have reaction to antibiotics ?

Dr. Louis Gallia
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I have a tooth infection will salt water n peroxide mouthwash help with pain n infection went dentist but I have reaction to antibiotics ?

Yes, but: Yes, but you can try other antibiotics. Ask dentist. Treat infection with root canal, extraction, filling, etc. ...Read more

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Dr. Daniel Rubenstein
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Home remedies that can help with tooth infection along with antibiotics provided by dentist? Other than salt water mouth wash. Thanks

Dr. Daniel Rubenstein
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Home remedies that can help with tooth infection along with antibiotics provided by dentist? Other than salt water mouth wash. Thanks

Tooth infection: Depending on what type of infection you have, Antibiotics and salt water will only help alleviate the symptoms. The best remedy for a tooth infection is to have it treated. ...Read more

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Dr. Georgia Latham
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Hydrogen per oxide or salt water is better for mouth wash for tooth infection and cleaning after wisdom tooth removal?

Dr. Georgia Latham
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Hydrogen per oxide or salt water is better for mouth wash for tooth infection and cleaning after wisdom tooth removal?

Salt water,: specifically warm salt water. Rinsing your mouth out with warm salt water several times per day, especially after eating is recommended for preventing or helping to heal infection. ...Read more

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

Dr. Richard Ruden
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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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Dr. Douglas Tavenner
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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

Dr. Douglas Tavenner
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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

Wrong Attempts: 1) get on an antibiotic like amoxicillin. 2) take 1-aspirin + 1-tylenol. 3) get to a dentist as soon as able. 4) your attempts do not work because they do not properly address the probable infection and associated pain. ...Read more

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

Dr. Jeffrey Yost
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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. Jack Binder
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Why is a salt water rinse necessary after tooth extraction?

Dr. Jack Binder
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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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