Tooth extraction and salt water mouth rinse questions.

Discussion in 'Dental Archive' started by paradigmshift, Mar 6, 2008.

  1. I just had three wisdom teeth removed and it was recommended to rinse
    my moth with a salt water solution. I have looked around and this
    seems pretty common but I cant find any "Why" about this. What makes
    this effective? Am I taking my fresh water mouth flora and putting
    them in a salt water environment? I hear some people also use baking
    soda and water to rinse there mouths? What's happening in this case?
    paradigmshift, Mar 6, 2008
    #1
  2. paradigmshift wrote:

    Do NOT rinse with anything for the first 24 hours. You can knock the
    blood clot out and restart the bleeding, and/or predispose yourself to a
    dry socket, which you do NOT want to get.
    After that, salt water of the right concentration is soothing. It
    should be mixed to be about the same concentration as that found in
    tissue fluid--about 1/2 teaspoon in 8 oz. of warm (not hot) water. You
    gently dislodge debris this way without causing damage to the wound.

    Steve

    --
    Mark & Steven Bornfeld DDS
    http://www.dentaltwins.com
    Brooklyn, NY
    718-258-5001
    Mark & Steven Bornfeld, Mar 6, 2008
    #2
  3. paradigmshift

    George Guest

    Salt water is ok, but camomile tea (lukewarm) is better if you have
    any.

    Regards,
    George
    George, Mar 6, 2008
    #3
  4. paradigmshift

    Guest

    On Thu, 6 Mar 2008 10:52:30 -0800 (PST), paradigmshift
    <> wrote:

    However you rinse your "moth" should be fine.
    Just don't dry it around an open flame.
    , Mar 7, 2008
    #4
  5. paradigmshift

    Guest

    On Thu, 6 Mar 2008 11:16:05 -0800 (PST), George <>
    wrote:

    Fine scotch whisky is even better.
    , Mar 7, 2008
    #5
  6. paradigmshift

    George Guest

    On Mar 7, 10:48 pm, wrote:
    That could get expensive, especially for someone requiring many
    extractions :)

    Regards,
    George
    George, Mar 8, 2008
    #6
  7. paradigmshift

    Guest

    On Sat, 8 Mar 2008 02:27:01 -0800 (PST), George <>
    wrote:

    Yes, but what a way to go !
    , Mar 9, 2008
    #7

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