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What precautions should be taken after tooth extraction to prevent gum problems?

Enivian@ WWW.WWWW.WW Hi i just had my tooth remove on tuesday.. It was growin sideways and it shifted because My wisdom tooth was forcing its way in.. Its in da middle of my jab n noone can see it .. It had to b removed cuz da tooth was undermy tongue Practicaly didnt play a roll in crewing.. Anywaz i dont think i treated it right... No wash Scop or salt water... So know i wanna know wat To do to cleanse it so i dont have wierd Gum problems n stuff. Can u recommend Something and is it possible i hav dry socket how Can i treat it if i doesnt look to bad but Still wanna be safe..
Asked On : Fri, 7 Sep 2012
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Orthopaedic Surgeon, Joint Replacement 's  Response
Feb 2014
Thanks for posting your query,
The initial healing period typically takes from one to two weeks, gum tissue takes about 3-4 weeks to heal and complete healing of the bone can take about 6-8 months depending on your care of this area
For several days after the extraction, it is important to keep the area as clean as possible to prevent infection and promote healing. Do not directly brush the extraction site for the first 3-4 days after surgery to prevent dislodging of the blood clot from the socket.
You are required to make a post-op appointment in one week to check on the healing of this area. If sutures were placed they will be removed at this time.
I hope this information has been both informative and helpful
Answered: Tue, 5 Mar 2013
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Dentist Dr. Sapna Purwaha's  Response
hello sir
according to me you made the right decision of extraction.
avoid eating from that side for other 24hrs,try to eat soft food
only like bread with milk,avoid hot food or drinks for 24hrs
after rxtraction,dont touch that area,after 24hrs rinsr mouth
with warm saline water twice for atleast a weak.
conditition like dry socket is not very common .in order t
avoid it follow the instructions given case you still
have drysocket you will prescribed with antibiotics and analgesics
with eugenol dressing will be given by your dentist.
take care
Answered: Fri, 7 Sep 2012
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First of all, Dry Socket is an infection that develops during process of socket healing, if blood clot is lost or disintegrated , to avoid that

use the other side of the mouth to chew and to have some soft and warm diets only for few days. don't have hot and spicy foods. also avoid frequent spitting after extraction (main reason for dry socket)
1. for the initial one or two days, gargle with cold water everytime you have food or atleast twice daily
2. after that you must use either a mouthwash (chlorhexidine/ betadine) or warm saline rinse for another week
3. kindly don't engage into habits of smoking/ tobaccoo chewing atleast for a couple of days.

most importantly, take medications on time as prescribed and BUSH YOUR TEETH after extraction, if if it hurts little bit.

even if DRY SOCKET IS THERE, you can ask the dentist to pack Zinc-oxide-eugenol pack mixed with an antibiotic (clindamycin). definitely, it will be treated within 3/4 days
Answered: Fri, 7 Sep 2012
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Dentist Dr. Qazi Ammara's  Response
thanks for asking the query,
dry socket is the condition that occurs due dislodgement of blood clot from socket you can prevent this by having a soft diet for atleast two to three days , avoid eating hot and spicy food , avoid eating from that side of mouth , maintain a good oral hygiene ,use saline water gargles twice a day , use mouthwash , avoid smoking .If dry socket develops it can be treated by using analgesics and dressings this condition usually takes upto two weeks to heel.
Answered: Fri, 8 Mar 2013
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Ok it is very painfull procedure,removal of it is best option if it has anomaly,
U can do chlohexidine mouth wash
If its bleeding u can tab.trenexa 1tab twice a day,
Tab.ketamol 1tab s.o.s
Answered: Fri, 7 Sep 2012
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