Use a saltwater mouthwash to reduce swelling

A warm saltwater mouthwash rinse is a good short-term treatment when you’ve lost a tooth, have a mouth infection or ulcer. It is a natural disinfectant, and also removes any swelling from the tissues.

Source: Mouthwash or Salt Water Rinse @ Today’s Dentistry

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  • Wisdom tooth removal – Recovery @ NHS Choices

    Excerpt: Gently rinse the extraction site with antiseptic mouthwash after 24 hours, and repeat this regularly over the next few days – you can also use warm water with a teaspoon of salt as mouthwash, to reduce gum soreness and inflammation.

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