Use Of Cotton Swab After Tooth Extraction?

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The first day I finished pulling my teeth because there were polyps, after the extraction the doctor gave me a cotton swab to hold the blood in my teeth to stop and I changed the cotton every 30 minutes, the second day the blood was gone, but I still put cotton in my teeth, I’m afraid that if my teeth aren’t put in a cotton swab later if I eat food that comes in … Every time I change my cotton swab it hurts so much, but the pain is temporary after it’s gone … I want to ask if I have to wear cotton then or what? Or do I have to make dentures?

1 Answer:

hello, thanks for the question ..


Tooth extraction is an action that is often performed on certain indications, conditions that require tooth extraction are broken teeth, infected cavities, new teeth that grow out of place, disruption, infection of the nasal sinuses or the presence of polyps. at the time of tooth extraction there will be a cut on the tooth extraction and bleeding. to reduce blood flow, usually will be given cotton or gauze to stop the source of bleeding to stop. in general, blood stops do not require a long time only a few hours, but eventually everyone will be different. other than that the symptoms that can appear are pain and swelling in the tooth extracted for 3 days to 2 weeks. during the growth period (0-17 years) the tooth extracted can grow back because of the formation of permanent teeth. if it has permanent teething and the tooth must be removed then the tooth will not grow / toothless and dentures are required.


some things you can do is that you should not need to use cotton again if the blood has stopped, at that time the scar will be closed. You need to maintain oral hygiene, you can brush your teeth twice a day and rinse your mouth with warm water. You can do dentures if there are no complaints about the tooth extracted which will be useful to prevent the shifting of the next tooth into an empty / toothless cavity and maintain your appearance / smile. if you find complaints of infection or healing of the extraction wound that is slow and feels great pain, you should first consult your dentist for a direct dental examination and the doctor will provide solutions and actions that are right for you.


that's all, hope it helps ..

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