A 37-year-old member asked:
how do you reduce the swelling of the face after having wisdom teeth surgery?
2 doctor answers
Dr. Daniel Quon answered
41 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Ice packs: Your dentist or surgeon can administer a steroid during surgery to help with the inflammation and swelling. Intermittent application of ice packs to the side of the face/jaws immediately following surgery will also help reduce the swelling.
Answered on Sep 8, 2013
Dr. Jeffrey Goldstein answered
32 years experience Cosmetic Dentistry
Ice and NSAID's.: Ice packs applied to the swollen area 10 minutes at a time with 10 minute breaks in between can help. So can non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs like aspirin, Motrin (ibuprofen) and naprosyn (naproxen sodium). Do not exceed the manufacturer's dosages written on the bottle.
Answered on Jun 30, 2014
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