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What to do when food is stuck in hole left by pulled tooth?

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For the first couple of days you should not do anything except rinse very gently with salty water. Most likely this will not disloge the food. You can get a special seringe from your dentist to clean the area, but my dentist advised me to use it only after a week or so. Yes, do nothing until the clot is formed and solid. Then you may irrigate gently with something like those ear wax bulbs, or swishing warm salt water around in your mouth.

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