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Kindly suggest the ways of brushing after removing a tooth.

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Published At June 16, 2019
Reviewed AtMarch 9, 2023

Patient's Query

Hello doctor,

How to brush after removing a tooth? Two days ago I got it done. How to know if I have a dry socket and what are the ways to prevent it?

Answered by Dr. Bhavika Gandhi

Hello,

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Keep usual brushing habit after the removal of your teeth. No need to worry about brushing habit. Use mouthwash twice a day after brushing your teeth. Take care of the wound, like after taking any food make sure that you gargle your mouth with lukewarm water. Do not do vigorous gargling. This will prevent you from dry socket.

To prevent from dry socket. Do not put your finger or tongue over the wound area. There will be a slight amount of postoperative pain or discomfort after the removal of the tooth which you will feel for almost a week. Just maintain your oral health care. No need to worry.

Same symptoms don't mean you have the same problem. Consult a doctor now!

Dr. Bhavika Gandhi
Dr. Bhavika Gandhi

Dentistry

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