Impact Often Rinses After Tooth Extraction?
Hello doctor, I want to ask you about maintaining oral hygiene after surgery, in that answer, it is recommended to rinse your mouth. However, when I finished my tooth extraction, the doctor advised me not to frequently “rinse my mouth.” Is there any effect if after extracting my teeth and then do my mouth rinse frequently?
Hello Frida, thank you for consulting us on HealthReplies.com
Very understand if after finishing pulling teeth, sufferers want to maintain cleanliness of their teeth and mouth by using mouthwash. Gargling is not prohibited, but gargling too often during post-dental surgery is not recommended. Wounds that are in the oral cavity / in the gums need time to go through the process of postoperative wound repair, so that the movement and friction of certain objects that are too often can make the healing period slower / delayed healing. So the intention of your doctor to not frequently rinse your mouth is so that the healing process is not hampered.
Treatment after dental surgery in general include:
take painkillers recommended by your dentist to reduce pain and swelling can be by pressing cold copes or ice on the cheeks for 10-20 minutes. replace the gauze that serves to suppress the wound area to periodically rinse as needed, and do it carefully and gently, so that the blood clot does not loose brushing your teeth carefully and slowly so as not to compress blood clots when brushing teeth near the dental surgery location for 3 -4 days ahead eat only foods / drinks that are soft and not too hot (lukewarm), cold is better, for one to two days after surgery use / consume drugs recommended by your dentist regularly. So that can we submit, hopefully useful. Thanks.