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Health Tip: Tooth Extraction Aftercare

(HealthDay News) -- Tooth extractions can be painful, leaving patients sore and swollen for a few days post-surgery. Your dentist will likely provide instructions on aftercare, but the Oral Health Foundation offers general guidelines.

After the surgery, people should:

  • Brush carefully.

  • Avoid rinsing for the first 24 hours.

  • Avoid alcohol and cigarettes.

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