As I was asked to quicken up the healing process after my first extraction, I was suggested to:
- eat soft food for the first few days to go easy on the wound
- eat cold ice cream to heal the wound quickly
- rinse my mouth with lukewarm salt water regularly from the following day to prevent any infection from developing around the wound
I was not doing the last one and my dentist said "No" to extracting anything this week after seeing the infection building up around the wound.
We rather went ahead with a pending filling that i needed on one of my tooth instead of the scheduled extraction.