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How effective is mouth rinse for a poor-healing tooth extraction site?

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Dr. Bruce Howell
Dentistry
3 doctors agree

In brief: Not effective

An extraction site should heal normally without any special assistance.
Certain medical conditions such as diabetes can slow down healing. Sometimes the extraction site may have residual bone or necrotic tissue that would need to be removed by your dentist. If the extraction site is not healing properly, consult with your dentist.

In brief: Not effective

An extraction site should heal normally without any special assistance.
Certain medical conditions such as diabetes can slow down healing. Sometimes the extraction site may have residual bone or necrotic tissue that would need to be removed by your dentist. If the extraction site is not healing properly, consult with your dentist.
Dr. Bruce Howell
Dr. Bruce Howell
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Dr. Gary Sandler
Dentistry
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Little to none

There are many medical and dental reasons why an extraction site may not heal as well as is expected.
Rinsing with anything (other than keeping the socket clean and free of food debris) will have little or no effect on your body's ability to heal it. Your own dentist who knows your complete medical and dental history and can examine you can offer the best advice as to how to speed recovery.

In brief: Little to none

There are many medical and dental reasons why an extraction site may not heal as well as is expected.
Rinsing with anything (other than keeping the socket clean and free of food debris) will have little or no effect on your body's ability to heal it. Your own dentist who knows your complete medical and dental history and can examine you can offer the best advice as to how to speed recovery.
Dr. Gary Sandler
Dr. Gary Sandler
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Dr. Zhiqiang Huang
Dentistry
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Very helpful

If the extraction site is not healing well, the socket is probably still open and food can be trapped there and cause inflammation.
Rinsing frequently, especially after each meal with clean water or non-acohol based mouth rinse will keep food out of the extraction sites and prevent secondary infection.

In brief: Very helpful

If the extraction site is not healing well, the socket is probably still open and food can be trapped there and cause inflammation.
Rinsing frequently, especially after each meal with clean water or non-acohol based mouth rinse will keep food out of the extraction sites and prevent secondary infection.
Dr. Zhiqiang Huang
Dr. Zhiqiang Huang
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