dental care


Question by  Derbyboo (442)

How soon after an extraction can you use Listerine?


Answer by  cubanchick (188)

Within the first 12 hours, you are not allowed to drink or rinse your mouth with liquids. After 12 hours, you can begin to use warm salt water to make sure the blood is out. When the blood is out, then you can go ahead and use the mouthwash Listerine.


Answer by  Melissa101010 (4405)

You can use it, but I do not reccomend that you use Listerine. A better choice would be to rinse with a warm salt water rinse or biting on a tea bag.


Answer by  stacykylemark (342)

I would wait until the gum tissue looks healed over. Listerine has alcohol in it and can be very drying to the gum tissues. This could interfer with any healing going on.


Answer by  Roland27 (16334)

DO NOT use mouthwash for the first three days AT ALL. After that lightly swish it around your mouth. If you use mouthwash in the first three days, because of the alcohol content it can dry out the socket and cause dry socket. This will pretty much make your jaw lock up and hurt.


Answer by  Anonymous

Chewing a rock should help ease the pain!

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