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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 ?

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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Infection (Definition)

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


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

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

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

Consult Dentist: Do not fool around with tooth infection and better consult your Dentist asap as you may not only need treatment but may need to treat underlying cause of infection ...Read more

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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

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

Sorry, are none.: A tooth infection requires professional help. First the cause must be determined by the Dentist and then the appropriate treatment rendered. Antibiotics is not definitive treatment, but rather a means of helping to get you there. Either the tooth is infected or dying, or the gum tissue is infected. Treatment is usually root canal treatment and/or surgery if the gum tissue is involved. Good Luck. ...Read more

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

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

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 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

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

Control infection: Nothing is going to fix this until you see dentist to control the infection. Until then try advil, but get to your dentist asap. Pain is signal that there's something drastically wrong. ...Read more

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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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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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