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How many days after wisdom tooth extraction should I brush at wound site ? For now I only rinse with corsodyl and brush other teeth.

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Dr. Paul Grin
Pain Management
4 doctors agree

In brief: 24 hours after

the surgery you can resume gentle brushing and cleaning.
Avoid commercial mouth rinses, use warm salt water (1/2 teaspoon in a cup of water) after meals and before bed.

In brief: 24 hours after

the surgery you can resume gentle brushing and cleaning.
Avoid commercial mouth rinses, use warm salt water (1/2 teaspoon in a cup of water) after meals and before bed.
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Dr. Lawrence Kessler
Dentistry - Periodontics
2 doctors agree

In brief: Give it a few days

you are doing the riGht thing keep rinsing with a mouthwash and you can clean with a q tip as well In about a week or so you should be able to clean normally unless you have stitches

In brief: Give it a few days

you are doing the riGht thing keep rinsing with a mouthwash and you can clean with a q tip as well In about a week or so you should be able to clean normally unless you have stitches
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Dr. Gary Sandler
Dentistry
1 doctor agrees

In brief: The next day

As a general rule although you need to be careful you should start brushing and flossing the next day.
You want to keep the adjacent teeth and gums healthy and the wound heals better with less chance of infection if kept clean. Ask and listen to your own dentist who knows you, your medical and dental history and the specifics of the surgical procedure.

In brief: The next day

As a general rule although you need to be careful you should start brushing and flossing the next day.
You want to keep the adjacent teeth and gums healthy and the wound heals better with less chance of infection if kept clean. Ask and listen to your own dentist who knows you, your medical and dental history and the specifics of the surgical procedure.
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