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Why would the dentist tell me to rinse my mouth with warm salt water?

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Dr. Mazin Kizy
Dentistry
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In brief: Swelling

It sounds like you may have some swelling or they anticipate you having some swelling in the future.

In brief: Swelling

It sounds like you may have some swelling or they anticipate you having some swelling in the future.
Dr. Mazin Kizy
Dr. Mazin Kizy
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Dr. Bruce Howell
Dentistry

In brief: Healing effect

Warm salt water can have a healing effect on gum issues for several reasons.
Puffy gums can benefit from something called osmosis which causes water to be pulled out of the soft tissue, reducing the puffiness. Also, just the cleaning action of the rinse helps.

In brief: Healing effect

Warm salt water can have a healing effect on gum issues for several reasons.
Puffy gums can benefit from something called osmosis which causes water to be pulled out of the soft tissue, reducing the puffiness. Also, just the cleaning action of the rinse helps.
Dr. Bruce Howell
Dr. Bruce Howell
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