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I had a tooth pulled 2 days ago. For how many days do I have to rinse my mouth with salt water?

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Dr. Park Firebaugh
Dentistry
3 doctors agree

In brief: Varies

If you had an upper tooth removed, a few days would be fine, but if you had a lower tooth removed, where gravity tends to cause food debris to become trapped, i would use the salt water rinse for as long as a week.

In brief: Varies

If you had an upper tooth removed, a few days would be fine, but if you had a lower tooth removed, where gravity tends to cause food debris to become trapped, i would use the salt water rinse for as long as a week.
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Dr. Joseph Capista
Dentistry - Cosmetic

In brief: Up to one week

Each extraction may require differnt post op care but in general you should rinse till you feel like no food is laying in the extraction site after eating.
In general 5 to 7 days is good.

In brief: Up to one week

Each extraction may require differnt post op care but in general you should rinse till you feel like no food is laying in the extraction site after eating.
In general 5 to 7 days is good.
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