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Why You Shouldn’t Rinse Your Mouth After a Tooth Extraction Torrance, CA

Why You Shouldn’t Rinse Your Mouth After a Tooth Extraction

Oral Surgery Patient Torrance CA

After your tooth extraction in Torrance, California you’ll likely want to rinse your mouth to freshen up and remove any excess blood and other residue. Unfortunately, it’s not recommended that you rinse your mouth for at least 24 hours after to your procedure.

Why Can’t You Rinse Your Mouth?
Rinsing your mouth immediately after tooth extractions can cause the blood clot that forms to become dislodged. When this occurs, a dry socket forms, which is a very painful post-op condition. Rinsing prematurely can cause other complications like drying out the extraction site and preventing a clot from forming.
What You Can Do Instead
We understand that not being able to rinse your mouth may not be ideal. As an alternative, you can use a wet gauze to gently wipe the areas that you’d like to clean.
How To Rinse Your Mouth
After 24 hours have passed you can rinse your mouth, use a homemade mixture of 1/2 teaspoon table salt and 8oz. of warm water. Most commercial mouthwashes are too harsh to use post-surgery. This saltwater combination is safe enough to use every few hours throughout your healing time.
When you swish, do so gently. Vigorous rinsing can dislodge the blood clot, cause bleeding of the site to reoccur, and prolong your healing time.

Tooth Extractions in Torrance, CA

When it comes to getting a tooth removed, Benjamin Yagoubian DDS, MD of Torrance Oral Surgery Center is who you want to see. His knowledge and expert skills provide patients with exceptional dental care day after day. If you need an extraction, give us a call. We look forward to meeting you.

Posted on behalf of Torrance Oral Surgery Center

23451 Madison St #120
Torrance, CA 90505

Phone: (310) 373-0667


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Even our patients who have been told in the past that they are not good candidates for dental implants have found options at our clinic.

  • Mindy W.

    This is a very welcoming center. Everyone seemed very competent and helpful. I had an oral biopsy today. No waiting. The staff were ready for me and all was in place. Dr. Yagoubian was warm , cheerful and I felt in extremely capable hands. I am so grateful I was referred to him. Sincerely, Mindy W.

  • Raj G.

    Dr. Yagoubian is excellent. I was in state for business when my wisdom tooth broke. I was lucky enough to find Dr. Yagoubian's office. Everyone there was professional and courteous. The procedure went smoothly. Dr. Y is highly skilled, meticulous, and a very personable health care provider (a rarity in the field, in my opinion). If you need an oral surgeon, I highly recommend him.

  • Chahab S.

    Dr Yagoubian is an excellent oral surgeon, supported by a very professional staff. They made the experience as stress-free as possible. Highly recommended.

  • Paul M.

    A positive experience from start to end. I got a sense that this was going to go well and it did. Two extractions, two implants, bone graft and removal of four part bridge. Leaving part of the bridge on one tooth. If there were 10stars they would be for Torrance oral surgery group and Dr. Alicia Wolf / Blanco Demtal Group for recommending Ben.