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Health Tip: Tooth Extraction Aftercare

-- Tooth extractions can be painful, leaving patients sore and swollen for a few days post-surgery. Your dentist will likely provide instructions on aftercare, but the Oral Health Foundation offers general guidelines.

After the surgery, people should:

  • Brush carefully.
  • Avoid rinsing for the first 24 hours.
  • Avoid alcohol and cigarettes.

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Posted: March 2019

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