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How can I get rid of the swelling after wisdom teeth removal

A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Sheehy
39 years experience Pediatrics
Ice pack: Ice packs to jaw.
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A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. SCOTT HARWOOD
44 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Ice then heat: The swelling secondary to an extraction will peak 24-48 hours after the surgery. For the first 24 hours you should apply ice packs to the outside of t ... Read More
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Seth Rosen
Specializes in Dentistry
See your doctor. : This is not normal, you should see the doctor or oral surgeon who removed the wisdom teeth immediately to diagnose the problem.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Ruden
37 years experience Dentistry
Ice: I would recommend ice placed on the outside of your face leaving it on 20 minutes then off 20 minutes for the first 24 hours. This procedure should he ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bruce Pope
44 years experience Dentistry
Start before: Before the extraction take a NSAID such as Motrin or aleve (naproxen). Following the extraction ice is critical in the first 8 hours. (on 20 minutes ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kim Capehart
19 years experience Dentistry
Post Op Directions: Usually after a doctor places stitches or does surgery, they will give you very specific instructions on how to clean and maximize healing. Swelling i ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Karen Sibert
38 years experience Anesthesiology
Several!: If all four wisdom teeth were removed at the same time, there can be quite a lot of swelling. Don't expect the face to look completely normal within t ... Read More
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Quon
41 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Ice Packs: Using ice packs immediately postoperatively on the side where the teeth were removed is the first step. Moist heat applied to the same areas days ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Lockhart
8 years experience Dentistry
Not abnormal: It is a surgical procedure and depending on severity of impaction, swelling is a post operative symptom which will resolve. Use ice packs to reduce a ... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Louis Gallia
44 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Probably, but: Probably OK, but ask to see the oral surgeon for exam to make sure.

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