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A 23-year-old female asked:

i have swelling & pain in my cheek due to wisdom teeth.can i take combiflam, naproxen?

3 doctor answers6 doctors weighed in
Dr. Ray Tidman
Family Medicine 38 years experience
Infection: Do not just cover up pain. See your dentist, asap.
Dr. Anifat Balogun
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 29 years experience
Yes + Dentist visit: Agree with dr tidman. While you can take the medications you mentioned to decrease pain and swelling, you should see your dentist as soon as possible to make sure you do not have an infèction or other issue.
Dr. Tarek Hamid
Dentistry 9 years experience
No: The swelling is most probably from infactions associated with your wisdom tooth. You need to take antibiotics for that , only your dentist well decide what kind to give you.

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