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Bruising after wisdom teeth removal

A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ted Poczatek
Dentistry 18 years experience
Ice: Placing an ice pack on the outside of the face will usually help. Place it on the area for 15-20 minutes and then the other side, that way it is not ... Read More
Dr. Raymond Traver
Dentistry 35 years experience
Ice: Ice packs 10 min on./ 10 min off repeated as much as possible the first day after srugery.

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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Quon
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 42 years experience
Ice and Rest: Icepacks applied to the face immediately following surgery will help reduce the swelling. On the days following surgery, moist heat packs applied to ... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Quon
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 42 years experience
It can be: Bruising of the facial tissues and tightness of the jaws can be a common finding following the removal of impacted wisdom teeth. The degree of bruisi... Read More
Dr. Louis Gallia
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 45 years experience
Yes, but: Tightness yes, minor bruising yes. If your bruising is "major", call the oral surgeon and let him look at you to make sure you're ok.
Dr. Paul Grin
Pain Management 36 years experience
Very common: Difficulty opening the mouth, jaw tightness and bruising are common after-effects of wisdom teeth surgery. It will change multiple colors with time, b... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
Dentistry 40 years experience
WNL: Its within normal limits. Not all wisdom tooth surgeries are the same, and yours may be taking a bit longer to heal.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
Dentistry 40 years experience
Post op instructions: Your oral surgeon will give you a list of dos and don'ts for you to follow.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Koos
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 21 years experience
A good "rule" to : Follow for the first week - anything that you can very easily separate with a fork only, you can eat. This opens the door to a variety of breakfast, ... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Sandler
Dentistry 54 years experience
Follow instructions: Follow the oral and\or written instructions given to you following the procedure. Anything soft. Pasta, cooked vegetables, fish, chicken, puddings, nu... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Sandler
Dentistry 54 years experience
Call the dentist: Who removed your teeth for advice as to how best to handle the pain.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charlene Sojico
Pediatrics 41 years experience
Some do's to help: Start taking pain meds immediately afterwards.Do not wait until pain sets in! take it easy for the rest of the day.No exercises for 12-24 hrs, no heav... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jennifer McAroy
Dentistry 17 years experience
Socket: If the socket is open and no clot has formed, this could become painful. Watch for pain and an odor on your breath. If this occurs, it could be dry ... Read More

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