- Jan 8, 2016
I didn't have my wisdom teeth extracted, but I had to get an abscess removed from my lower left molar (#7) and I now have a hole that is about 11hrs old. I was eating some home made broccoli and cheese soup when all of a sudden the small florets of the broccoli began to get stuck on my extraction site. I'm worried that it will get infected whilst I sleep. I can't gargle or rinse it with salt water yet because it's still a pretty fresh wound. Tried gently rinsing with water but didn't help. I was not given a syringe to irrigate it and even so I believe it's still too early for that. What should I do? Will the food dissolve eventually or should I take further action??