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A 47-year-old member asked:

How do i reduce swelling after getting my wisdom teeth extracted?

2 doctor answers3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Daniel Sampson
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 26 years experience
Easy: Ice on the areas of swelling, keep your head elevated and keep your activity level low for a few days. Ibuprofen may also help a bit.
Dr. Seth Rosen
Specializes in Dentistry
Ice!: Ice your face immediately after then take an anti-inflammatory such as ibuprofen.

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A male asked:

What are some reducers for swelling after getting wisdom teeth pulled?

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Dr. Daniel Quon
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 42 years experience
Several things: Your dentist or surgeon can administer a steroid at the time of surgery that will help with the swelling. After surgery, applying ice packs to the face over the surgical site, keeping the head slightly elevated when resting, and keeping the surgical site clean are also measures that will help with the swelling.
A 42-year-old member asked:

How can I make it so i get wisdom teeth swelling down faster?

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Dr. Gary Klugman
Dentistry 46 years experience
Initially ice packs: Ice packs if you feel the swelling is getting worse. The cold will reduce the amount of blood going into your tissue causing bleeding. Once the internal bleeding has stopped, then warm packs to help move the excess blood away from the swollen site.
A 38-year-old member asked:

What can I do to reduce swelling after getting my wisdom teeth removed?

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Dr. Theodore Davantzis
Dentistry 40 years experience
Ice packs: Otc pain meds have anti-inflammatory properties, too. Unless, of course, the swelling is due to an infection, and then you will need antibiotics.
Dr. David May
Dr. David May commented
Dentistry 30 years experience
Tylenol has no Anti inflammatory properties though.
May 22, 2013
A 50-year-old member asked:

How can I get my wisdom teeth swelling down?

2 doctor answers2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Daniel Quon
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 42 years experience
Depends on: The answer depends on whether your swelling is related to wisdom teeth that are still present in your mouth, or swelling following their removal. If related to teeth still in your mouth, the swelling could be related to an infection or a possible cyst and should be evaluated by your dentist. If related to their removal, follow the postop instructions provided by your dentist/surgeon.
A 48-year-old member asked:

What are some things to do to reduce swelling after wisdom teeth removal?

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Dr. Daniel Quon
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 42 years experience
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 later will also help.

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