I had a tooth extracted on thursday. no problems untill tonight i got a piece of cheese stuck on the clot and i have already tried salt water rinse. what should i do?

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  • Dr.Ritz

    Dr.Ritz 02 - January - 2012, at 04:07 AM

  • If food deposits have occurred in tooth extraction socket, then you can continue with warm saline rinses to remove it. You can also use tweezers or can brush gently over tooth extraction socket without irritating the extraction socket too much to remove the food particles. To avoid food accumulation in tooth extraction socket, avoid eating from side of affected tooth. Keep extraction socket area clean to avoid any infections. Follow the instructions of your dentist and take the meds as prescribed to avoid any complications. For more info on tooth extraction aftercare, refer to…..   http://www.identalhub.com/article_do%27s-and-don%27ts-after-tooth-extraction-153.aspx

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