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Chapter: What to Avoid After Tooth Extraction

Anyone who just had a tooth extracted should avoid drinking through a straw, because the suction will interfere with healthier clotting. "Avoid smoking, which can contaminate the extraction site, and excessive mouth rinsing, which may also interfere with blood clotting," says Dr. Rich.
 
Reviewed: January 2012
 
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