Can You Use Mouthwash 5 Times A Day?

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I had an impact on my lower left wisdom tooth. When there is inflammation that feels very painful. Now if I get sick I still use mouthwash, usually up to 5 times a day. Is it dangerous?

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Hi Saidabubakarr,

Thank you for asking HealthReplies.com.

Need to clarify, what mouthwash did you use? What are the ingredients in the mouthwash? Are there any complaints you experience after using the mouthwash frequently?

An impacted tooth can indeed trigger inflammation which of course makes the sufferer feel uncomfortable. Not only pain, inflammation due to impacted teeth can also trigger swelling, reddish gums, and difficulty swallowing and speaking. This condition can be resolved definitively by going to the dentist directly. Usually, the dentist will evaluate the condition of your teeth and mouth, then determine the best treatment, for example by surgical removal of an impacted tooth by a dentist who specializes in oral surgery. With these efforts, the risk of recurrent inflammation of the impacted tooth is prevented.

Overcoming the symptoms of inflammation (pain and swelling) due to impacted teeth can be done in various ways, including one by gargling with mouthwash. There are many types of mouthwash circulating in the community, and the ingredients can be different. But generally, this mouthwash contains antiseptic compounds that aim to inhibit the growth of pathogens (harmful microorganisms) in the oral cavity. In addition, many mouthwashes are also produced with the addition of mint, plaque laxative, alcohol, and so on. Therefore, you need to clarify first what kind of mouthwash you use.

The use of mouthwash should be used according to the doctor's instructions or the directions on the package. Excessive use of mouthwash has the potential to disrupt the balance of normal flora (good microorganisms) in the oral cavity. This condition can actually be beneficial for the development of pathogens that are susceptible to causing infection. Furthermore, in some sensitive people, excessive use of mouthwash can also cause irritation, which is characterized by itching, sore mouth, swollen tongue and / or gums, redness, and various other complaints.

You should consult your condition directly to the dentist. In the meantime, you can overcome the inflammation caused by the impact of your teeth by:

Brush your teeth regularly 3 times a day (morning, evening, and night before bed) Gargle with mouthwash naturally (usually 1-2 times a day). Or, it's safer if you rinse your mouth with a saline solution that you make naturally. Take paracetamol to reduce severe pain. Limit chewing food too hard on the painful side of the tooth. This helps.

dr. Nadia Nurotul Fuadah

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