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A 35-year-old member asked:

Cheeks are swollen due to wisdom teeth removal. for how much longer will they be swollen for?

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Dr. Dinh Bui
Dr. Dinh Buianswered
Dentistry 23 years experience
Depends.: Normally, within a week the swelling should be significantly reduced. Try to keep the are clean. Use the curve syringe to flush out the food after eating. Steroid only effective 1/2 hour within the surgery appointment. Take your antibiotic faithfully and Ibuprofen for antiswelling measure.

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A 34-year-old member asked:

My cheeks are still swollen after wisdom teeth removal. What should I do?

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Dr. James Vito
Prosthodontics 37 years experience
This is common: Following the removal of wisdom teeth there is some swelling. This is the body's response to the extraction and its mobilization of the necessary repair materials to help you heal. Swelling should last about 2-2 1/2 weeks.

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