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How do you clean wisdom teeth holes?

I am a 28 year old male and I have holes in my mouth after my wisdom teeth were removed. How do you clean wisdom teeth holes?

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Your dentist may give you a syringe to irrigate the site after you eat. I generally suggest using warm salt water and peridex.
Remove the wisdom teeth before you get bigger problems
Check with the doctor who preformed the extractions.
You can usually rinse or irrigate gently with an intraoral syringe. Depending on how long ago they were removed and healing... Discuss with your dentist or oral surgeon
Rinse vigorously several times per day with a cup of warm water in which has been dissolved 1/2 a teaspoon of salt. The "holes" after a few weeks should heal and disappear.
With water pik.
You shouldn't have a hole where your wisdom teeth were but if you do, I would recommend using a waterpick.
Gently rinse your mouth with warm salt water.
You should return to the oral surgeon and ask him for a plastic tipped syringe that you can use to flush out the holes. Until then, rinse vigorously with mild salt water or use a water pick to irrigate out the holes.
Rinse with warm salt water. It takes up to 8 weeks for those holes to close.
Gently brush the socket with a soft toothbrush, and use a mouthwash. Also see your local dentist to treat the holes of your wisdom teeth.

Glad to hear you are in the healing process. The best way to keep wisdom tooth extraction sites (holes) clean is to use a warm salt water rinse after each meal. Some doctors that extract wisdom tooth give out little syringes that are basically like a water gun to keep the food debris out. That being said, you do not want to rinse so much that you remove the clot or you could wide up with a condition called dry socket.
Hope this helps.

Best of luck to you!

William F. Scott IV, DMD