A 48-year-old member asked:
How can i make it so i get the swelling from wisdom teeth surgery to go down?
2 doctor answers • 3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Theodore Grellneranswered
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 50 years experience
It depends...: Early surgical swelling, that peaks 48 hours after the surgery, will usually respond to heat therapy, perhaps using a warmed gel pack. Any swelling that suddenly starts to worsen after it was getting better, should be evaluated by your surgeon for possible infection.
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Dr. Gary Sandleranswered
Dentistry 56 years experience
Time, time, time: It's easier to prevent it then to try to get it to subside. Ice packs to the outside of your face on an off every 15-20 minutes for the first 24 hours. Keep your head elevated rather that lying down flat. Once it's swollen, it's mostly a waiting game for mother nature & your body to work it's wonders. Be patient, each day should be better than the previous one. Follow your surgeon's instructions.
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A 42-year-old member asked:
How can I make it so i get wisdom teeth swelling down faster?
3 doctor answers • 6 doctors weighed in
Dr. Gary Klugmananswered
Dentistry 48 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.
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A 38-year-old member asked:
If I am getting my wisdom teeth out, what should I do to prepare for the surgery?
3 doctor answers • 5 doctors weighed in
Dr. Mark Bornfeldanswered
Dentistry 47 years experience
Doctor will instruct: The preparatory steps will be provided by your oral surgeon. For example, if you have certain medical conditions, some change in your medical regimen may be required (e.g., reducing blood-thinning medication, taking preoperative antibiotics). If you anticipate having sedation/general anesthesia, you should fast for at least six hours prior to your visit, and be accompanied by a responsible adult.
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Last updated Sep 28, 2016
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