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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

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Address:

23451 Madison St #120
Torrance, CA 90505

Phone:

(310) 373-0667

Office Hours:

Monday 8AM - 5PM
Tuesday 8AM - 5PM
Wednesday 8AM - 5PM
Thursday 8AM - 5PM
Friday 8AM - 5PM

Torrance Oral Surgery Center

Our Client Reviews

5.0/ 5.0

Based on 174 reviews

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.

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.

Jessica Z.

The staff here are super friendly and always show genuine concern. I got my wisdom teeth pulled about a year ago and Dr. Yagoubian and his staff made me feel less anxious about the procedure. When I was done, they were thorough with their instructions on how to take care of myself while my wounds healed. They even gave me an ice pack to wrap around my head for the swelling (super useful). Dr. Yagoubian even called to check in on me after the surgery. So when I needed more extractions done this year for orthodontic treatment, I made an appointment here and once again I was well taken care of. Every single person in this office was friendly. During the procedure, they made me feel less anxious even though I was super shaky about getting local anesthesia. They gave me detailed instructions on how to care for my wounds, always gave me an opportunity to ask questions. And once again, Dr. Yagoubian called after the procedure to make sure I was doing well. Now, anytime someone mentions they need their wisdom teeth removed, I tell them Dr. Yagoubian is the man!!

D. W.

What a nice and knowledgeable Doctor! Dr. Ben took the time to answer all our questions about the removal of all four wisdom teeth. He explained in detailed what was going to happen and the reason why he does the procedure. It’s obvious that he loves what he does. His staff is very welcoming and friendly. The nice lady in charge of the billing explained very clearly everything. Dr. Ben even called us the evening after the surgery to check if everything was ok. We highly recommend Dr. Yagoubian!

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.

Dr.Lou T.

Very professional and always available. My patients have always had good experiences with the office.

JOHNNY P.

Dr. Benjamin is awesome I highly recommend him to everyone he is highly efficient and fast he knows how to comply with patient needs and overall is an amazing guy ! Check him out he is awesome!!!

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.