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Why Salt Water Rinses Are Imperative to Oral Surgery Recovery Success


Posted on 8/20/2018 by Palisades Surgical Arts
Why Salt Water Rinses Are Imperative to Oral Surgery Recovery SuccessSalt has incredible healing properties and that is why we believe salt water rinses are imperative for oral surgery success. Instead of sending you home with another prescription for a medicated mouthwash, we usually recommend to our patient rinsing their mouth with salt water after surgery.

An important part of the post-operative oral hygiene is using salt water rinses in the days following your procedure. For the first 24 hours, you will be instructed not to brush or rinse your mouth to allow the affected area to heal properly.

Benefits of Salt Water Rinses

Salt water rinses were used to treat infections for centuries and are one of those home remedies that you can use even if you haven't had oral surgery. Using rinses will help your mouth heal faster.
These are the benefits of using salt water rinses for oral surgery recovery success:

•  Salt kills dental bacteria because it increases the pH levels in your mouth.
•  Salt water contributes to the healing process after surgery.
•  Salt prevents infection by rinsing away plaque and debris from the site.
•  Salt doesn't irritate the sensitive gum tissue.

One of the best things you can do after you've gone through any type of oral surgery or dental procedure is to use salt water rinses. If you start doing this immediately following the surgery and continue to do so several times a day for the next two weeks, your recovery process will be smooth.

You will reduce the risk of infection and keep your mouth clean when using salt water rinses. This ancient method has been used successfully since ancient times and we highly recommend it to our patients.
To make salt water rinses, simply mix one half teaspoon of salt with one cup of lukewarm water. Swish the drink gently and let it rest over the site for a few seconds each time.
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