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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 ?
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 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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 13 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 3 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 3 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Regular water: Try using regular water instead.Get a more detailed answer ›
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?
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
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?
See a dentist: When wisdom teeth cause problems, they need to come out. If you are experiencing pain, swollen gums, lymph nodes and it does not go away or if you find it difficult to open your mouth, you should see a dentist for evaluation, x-ray and wisdom teeth removal. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers