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How do I brush my teeth after an extraction?

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Don't brush your teeth on the day of surgery. The day after you've had your surgery, you can brush your teeth, but avoid brushing near the surgical site for up to 3 days. Rinse with half a cup of warm water and a pinch of salt beginning 3 days after surgery.

How long will my mouth be sore after extraction?

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The following will help speed recovery:

  1. Take the painkillers which your dentist prescribes for you.
  2. After 24 hours rinse your mouth with warm salt water several times a day. This reduces swelling and relieves pain.
  3. Make sure you change your gauze pads before they become soaked with blood.
  4. Relax after surgery. ...
  5. Avoid smoking.