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Wisdom tooth extracted, stitches applied, rinsed mouth with salt water. Chances of dry socket?

Hi I had a wisdom tooth extraction 2 days ago. The dentist put stitches after he was done. I did was not told what to do and what not to do, so I rinsed my mouth with warm salt water 4 hours after the procedure. After I did, I put some gauze on it. I was wondering what are my chances of getting a dry socket and how long does it take for me to notice if I did or not?
Asked On : Tue, 18 Dec 2012
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Dentist 's  Response
Hello,

Thanks for writing to us.

Usually rinsing the mouth with salt water is recommended 24 hours after tooth extraction procedure has undergone.

Take complete course of medicines prescribed.

Avoid intake of spicy foods.

Maintain oral hygiene well.

Take adequate rest and avoid stress.

Dressing the socket with povidine iodine/zoe can prevent dry socket formation.

Take care.

Answered: Thu, 18 Jul 2013
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Dentist Dr. Juhi Soni's  Response
Hi,
Thanks for the query,
As your wisdom tooth is extracted, so you need to follow few things....
Do warm saline rinses after every meal in a day for a week.
Clean the socket with a cotton soaked in water.
Use antiseptic mouthwash twice daily.
Follow antibiotic prescription for 3 days.
Take nutritious diet and don't chew with the extracted site.
Take a multivitamin for week , will help in healing.
Take care
Answered: Fri, 19 Jul 2013
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Dentist, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Dr. Chaithanyaa Nemaly's  Response
Hello there... we advice the patients not to rinse for the next 12 hours so as to prevent the dis-lodgement of the clot.... Sine you have already done it thats fine....Dry socket incidence is usually more in case of third molars removal owing to the thick bone and less vascularity. Dry socket usually sets in only after 3-4 days of extraction...its has various other reasons as well... Rinsing alone wouldnt cause dry socket...if you are a smoker avoid smoking for the next couple of days... Your immune system will take care of the healing...
Answered: Tue, 18 Dec 2012
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Dentist Dr. Qazi Ammara's  Response
Hi,

Thanks for asking the query,

I would like to tell you that dry socket is extremely painful condition that occurs due to dislodgement of the extraction socket from the affected site it is associated with bad breath and fever. Avoid forceful rinsing, follow the postextraction instructions given by the Dentist properly.
Take complete course of antibiotics and analgesic prescribed to you.
Avoid eating of hot and spicy food stuffs, maintain a good oral hygiene.

Hope this helps out.

Regards...
Answered: Fri, 19 Jul 2013
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Dentist Dr. Neha Sumra's  Response
Hello
Welcome to HCM
I would like to tell you that warm saline rinses should be done 24 hrs after extraction but any how it won't lead to dry socket.Dry socket occurs due to smoking & drinking after extraction.So such habits should be avoided 7 days post extraction.Moreover you should do betadine gargles twice a day for 10 days.Your stitches will be removed after 7 days.Also continue your prescribed medicines.
Try to maintain proper oral hygiene & visit your dentist for regular check up.

Take Care
Regards
Dr.Neha
Answered: Tue, 18 Dec 2012
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Dentist, Orthodontics Dr. Mrunal Meshram's  Response
HI THERE
THANK YOU FOR SHARING YOUR CONCERN
WARM WATER RINSES SHOULD NOT NE DOME FOR 24 HOURS AFTER EXTRACTION TO PREVENT THE DISPLACEMENT OF CLOT.
IF YOU HAVE ALREADY DONE IT , ITS OKAY . DO NOT WORRY ITS NOT THE ONLY THING WHICH CAN CAUSE DRY SOCKET.
EVEN IF IT WILL BE , CAN BE MANAGED MY ZOE DRESSING.
-KEEP THAT ARE CLEAN.
-DO NOT CHEW FROM THAT SIDE BEFORE COMPLETE HEALING.
-AVOID HARD FOOD STUFF FOR FEW DAYS.
-MAINTAIN GOOD ORA HYGIENE.
-START WITH MULTIVITAMIN TABLET, IT WILL HELP IN HEALING.
-COMPLETE THE COURSE OF ANTIBIOTICS AND ANALGESICS AS PRESCRIBED BY YOUR DENTIST.
-IF YOU NOTICE BAD SMELL OR PAIN IN THE OPERATED AREA , IMMEDIATELY REVISIT YOUR DENTIST.
FOR ANY QUERY , WRITE US BACK.
TAKE CARE.
Answered: Fri, 19 Jul 2013
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