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wisdom tooth extraction swelling still after a day. is there anything to do for this?

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Dr. Stanley Siu
16 years experience Cosmetic Dentistry
NSAIDs/warm compress: Having some inflammation afterwards is normal. Taking Ibuprofen or naprosyn (naproxen) sodium can help with reducing some discomfort and swelling. After 24 hours of the procedure, you can use warm compresses to help speed up blood flow and decrease inflammatory mediators. Keep your mouth clean, avoid tobacco, drinking through a straw, alcohol ; sodas for up to 5 days afterwards. I wish you a speedy recover.
Answered on Jun 19, 2015
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