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Mouth Care for Jaw Wiring

Medically reviewed by Last updated on Apr 2, 2024.


Mouth care

after jaw wiring is important to help you prevent infections and tooth decay. You may need to wait 24 hours after jaw surgery before you can do mouth care. You will then need to brush and rinse your mouth often to prevent problems until the wires are removed.

Brush your teeth:

Rinse your mouth:

Use a water flosser as directed:

A water flosser is a machine that sprays water between your teeth. It can help you clean in between the arch bars of your wires. Put warm water into the machine. Use the lowest setting. Go slowly from tooth to tooth. This will help make sure you do not miss anything between your teeth.

Protect your cheeks and lips:

Follow up with your healthcare provider as directed:

Write down your questions so you remember to ask them during your visits.

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