Use of Irrigation Syringe

You may begin using the oral irrigation syringe three to five days after your oral surgery procedure as instructed by Dr. Michaels.

How to Use an Irrigation Syringe

Step 1: Fill this syringe with either lukewarm water or saltwater solution (1/4 teaspoonful of table salt in  8 ounces of warm water).

Step 2: Place the syringe in your mouth with the curved plastic tip directed into the extraction socket and push the plunger on the syringe gently.

Tips On How To Use:

This syringe can be used as a water pick thoroughly cleaning the socket. One syringe of saltwater (approximately 10 ml) should be used for cleaning each socket. This syringe should be used after meals to help rinse away food that may become trapped in the extraction site.

In most cases, your syringe will be used for approximately one week as needed to keep the wound clean. Decrease the number of times you use the syringe each day over the 7-day period “tapering off” its use.

Follow the instructions for use as given by Dr. Michaels.

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