MOUTH RINSING AFTER TOOTH EXTRACTION
Mouth rinsing after tooth extraction comes with what should you use to rinse your mouth after getting a tooth pulled?
After your wisdom tooth is out, your dentist gave you a long list of things to do. You got home, and everything is still a bloody mess. What were you supposed to do again? You can either rinse or you can’t.
After getting a tooth pulled, there are clear rules about what you can and can’t do. You need to follow them to stop the extraction site from bleeding.
Instructions for what to do after an extraction:
- Don’t rinse your mouth, don’t spit, and don’t drink through a straw on the day of the procedure.
- Bite down for 30 minutes on a folded piece of gauze.
- Every 30 minutes, put on a new piece of gauze until the bleeding stops.
- If it keeps bleeding, you can bite down on a wet black tea bag.
- You can start using a salt water rinse every time you eat starting the next day.
- You should start rinsing with salt water every time you eat, but until the day after extracting the tooth.
- Put a little less than a teaspoon of salt into a cup.
- Put 8 oz of water in it.
- Rinse your mouth very hard to get rid of any food particles stuck in the socket.
- You can do this more than once to make sure that all the food is out.
It is important to remember that you should only do this the next day. this is because any kind of rinsing will cause the bleeding to continue.
Why, when you rinse it, does it bleed more?
When you rinse, it bleeds because a blood clot is trying to form. Pressure in the mouth will move the blood clot, which is why it usually keeps bleeding. If you think about it, spitting and drinking through a straw both put a lot of pressure on the mouth. You want to avoid feeling pressure in your mouth. The bleeding should stop the next day, hence, do the salt-water rinse then.
If you don’t do the salt water rinses, what happens?
If you don’t use this kind of mouth rinse, food will get stuck in the holes. This will slow down the healing process. If food keeps getting in the way of the healing process, it will take your body longer to close up the hole in the gums.
Besides taking longer to heal, food that gets stuck in there will start to go bad. What this means is that it will start to stink. What do you think happens if you leave food out on the table for the next 7 days? It will start to smell and go bad, right? The same thing happens if you leave food in the hole for several days. You’ll start to smell something very bad.
You might then be more likely to do the salt water rinses.
The salt in the water also has a natural anti-inflammatory effect. Which is another benefit of the salt water rinse. It will help keep the area from swelling up. If you can keep the gums from swelling too much, they might be able to heal faster.
Hope you learned a few new things that will help you when you do need an extraction.