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how long is swelling after wisdom teeth removal

A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Douglas Tavenner, jr.
50 years experience Cosmetic Dentistry
Depends: Depends a lot on the first 3 hours = bite firm on cotton over this extraction site, and use ice on the outside of the face next to the extraction sit ... Read More
Dr. Daniel Quon
42 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Depends: Some of the factors that can affect the degree and duration of swelling following removal of wisdom teeth may include whether or not they were impacte ... Read More

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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Davis
36 years experience Dentistry
Extraction: A few days to a week depending on the nature of the extraction.
Dr. Richard Ruden
38 years experience Dentistry
Within a week: The swelling should gradually decrease over a one week period. If this is not occurring i would contact your surgeon immediately.
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Ruden
38 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
Dr. SCOTT HARWOOD
45 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Ice then heat: You should apply ice for the first 24-48 hours and then warm moist heat will help. In addition rinse with warm salt water and taking anti-inflammatory ... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bruce Pope
45 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 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Karen Sibert
39 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 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kim Capehart
20 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 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Quon
42 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 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Lockhart
9 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 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Sheehy
40 years experience Pediatrics
Ice pack: Ice packs to jaw.
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A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Louis Gallia
45 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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