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How Can I Get Rid Of The Swelling After Wisdom Teeth Removal
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Swelling is the enlargement of organs, skin, or other body parts. It is caused by a buildup of fluid in the tissues. The extra fluid can lead to a rapid increase in weight over a short period of time (days to weeks). Swelling can occur all over the body (generalized) or only in one part ...Read more
Ice then heat: The swelling secondary to an extraction will peak 24-48 hours after the surgery. For the first 24 hours you should apply ice packs to the outside of the face, 15 minutes on-15 minutes off. After that you can use warm moist compresses. 24 hours after surgery you should also start rinsing with warm salt water. Nsaid's like advil help. These things along with time will allow the swelling to resolve. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have sharp, intense pain radiating along my jaw up to my ear three weeks after wisdom teeth removal. Is this normal and what can I do to get rid of it?
Depends on cause...: If it is an infection, then antibiotics will help. If it is due to post operative inflammation, then NSAIDS and ice packs will do the trick. Why not call and discuss with the surgeon who extracted the teeth? They will know best as to how proceed. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Ice: Ice packs placed immediately after surgery , half hour on, half hour off for the first twelve hours after the procedure is important before the procedure avoid meds like aspirin, etc. Bromelain taken the week before the procedure may also help. Discuss this with your oral surgeon at your consult visit! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Post Op Directions: Usually after a doctor places stitches or does surgery, they will give you very specific instructions on how to clean and maximize healing. Swelling is a normal part of the healing process that is important to heal but one that can be minimized with proper care. Follow the directions to help minimize the swelling. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Start before: Before the extraction take a NSAID such as Motrin or aleve. Following the extraction ice is critical in the first 8 hours. (on 20 minutes off 10.) continue with the ice to 48 hours after the extraction then stop. At 72 hours use heat packs to reduce the swelling until it is gone. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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