Health Tip: Caring for Your Mouth After Tooth Extraction
Don't smoke, rinse carefully are two suggestions
(HealthDay News) -- Proper care of the mouth after a tooth extraction can ease pain and promote better healing.
The American Dental Association offers these suggestions:
- Don't smoke.
- Rinse your mouth carefully, avoiding vigorous rinsing.
- Don't drink through a straw.
- Ease pain by applying a cold rag or a bag of ice.
- Brush and floss teeth regularly, taking care to avoid getting too close to the socket.
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