Post Extraction Care

Post Extraction Care

It is extremely important to maintain sound oral hygiene after having an extraction. The mouth is the “dirtiest” environment in the body, teeming with microbes.

An extraction site is a wound. We are asking the body to heal a wound in a sea of microbes! Therefore, make sure you are cleaning the entire mouth at least twice a day, carefully brushing the teeth in the region of the extraction. You can also use a saltwater mouth bath several times a day to assist hygiene, making sure you do not swish vigorously (we need to preserve the friable blood clot!).

Don’t forget sound nutrition – the body needs a balanced array of vitamins and minerals to aid the process of healing.

Simple steps will make all the difference!

If you have any other questions regarding your dental care, you can call our Morwell dental practice on (03) 5134 1311.

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