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How to reduce swelling after wisdom teeth extraction?

How to reduce swelling after wisdom teeth extraction?

NSAID's and ice: Just like any other injury (ie sprained ankle) ice is the best method of inflammation reduction. After 3 days, heat is a good method of relief for your symptoms. Non steroidal anti inflammatory drugs such as Ibuprofen (motrin, advil) and Naproxen (aleve) are the most prominent in the class. These act as, not only pain relievers, but for anti inflammation (swelling), as well. Use as recommended. ...Read more

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How can you reduce swelling after wisdom teeth removal?

How can you reduce swelling after wisdom teeth removal?

Ice: I would recommend ice placed on the outside of your face leaving it on 20 minutes then off 20 minutes for the first 24 hours. This procedure should help reduce swelling. ...Read more

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How can you reduce swelling after wisdom teeth removal?

How can you reduce swelling after wisdom teeth removal?

Start before: Before the extraction take a NSAID such as Motrin or aleve (naproxen). 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 more

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How to reduce swelling after wisdom tooth surgical extraction?

How to  reduce swelling after wisdom tooth surgical extraction?

Anti- inflammatories: It's normal and expected to have done swelling after 3rd molars extraction. Anti inflammatories medication such as ibuprofen combined with strong pain medication is usually prescribed. Application of ice bag on site can bring some relief. However if pain or swelling persist 3-5 days after surgery consult with the doctor that performed the surgery. ...Read more

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How do you reduce the swelling after a wisdom teeth extraction?

How do you reduce the swelling after a wisdom teeth extraction?

Ice and elevation: Keep i've on the area for about 24 hours, keep the head elevated and take it easy for a few days. ...Read more

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What can I do to reduce swelling and soreness after wisdom teeth extraction?

What can I do to reduce swelling and soreness after wisdom teeth extraction?

Ice early : Use ice compresses on the side of the jaw off and on for the first 24 hours at 10-15 minute intervals. Good pressure with gauze sponges over the first few hours. Take nsaids such as 800 mg Ibuprofen every 8 hours for the first 2-3 days. Soft diet, head elevated at night. Limit physical activity. Don't smoke and after 48 hours begin warm salty water rinses. ...Read more

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What can I do to reduce swelling from wisdom tooth extraction?

What can I do to reduce swelling from wisdom tooth extraction?

Ice/heat: In the first few hours after the extraction, it is recommended that you out ice on the cheek on the side of the extraction. After the first day, you can put mild heat. Always be careful not to hurt yourself with the ice or heat. If the swelling is painful, and doesn't seem to improve, then consult with your dentist or surgeon immediately. ...Read more

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How long does it take for the swelling to decrease after wisdom teeth extractions?

How long does it take for the swelling to decrease after wisdom teeth extractions?

3-7 Days Local Swell: 3-5 days after the extractions you swelling should start to recede and be gone in 7-10 days. ...Read more

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What are some ways to reduce swelling after wisdom teeth removal?

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 more

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What to do after teeth extraction to reduce pain?

Several things: Assuming there is no infection in the area you can apply ice for the first 24 hours...15 min on...15 min off you can take the pain medication your dentist prescribes or over the counter meds like advil (ibuprofen) or motrin. On the day after your extraction start rinsing with warm salt water 3-4 times per day. ...Read more

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How do you reduce the swelling of the face after having wisdom teeth surgery?

How do you reduce the swelling of the face after having wisdom teeth surgery?

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. ...Read more

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

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

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. ...Read more

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

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

Surgical Swelling: Swelling typically peaks at 72 hours post-procedure. Intra-op steroid administration is common (which will help decrease amount of swelling post-op). Additionally, taking an NSAID like Ibuprofen - 800mg q 6 hours and persistent application of ice for the first 48 hours. After the second day, you can start to apply moist heat. ...Read more

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What is the best way to reduce bruising after wisdom teeth removal?

What is the best way to reduce bruising after wisdom teeth removal?

Ice: Ice packs 10 min on./ 10 min off repeated as much as possible the first day after srugery. ...Read more

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Could you tell me what's the best way to reduce swelling and bruising after wisdom teeth removal?

Could you tell me what's the best way to reduce swelling and bruising after wisdom teeth removal?

Ice and Rest: Icepacks applied to the face immediately following surgery will help reduce the swelling. On the days following surgery, moist heat packs applied to the face will help decrease the swelling and muscle soreness. Eating fresh pineapple and papaya are foods that have been reported to help reduce bruising. ...Read more

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How to control droolling after tooth extraction?

How to control droolling after tooth extraction?

Use gauze: Try changing gauze to keep from drooling. Also keep a supply of tissues handy. ...Read more

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How long to smoke after wisdom teeth extraction?

How long to smoke after wisdom teeth extraction?

Varies: Well, the best answer is that you should never smoke again! however, for a simple wisdom tooth extraction, about 5 days is usually ideal. If the extraction was surgical and complicated, a little longer would be helpful. Most people, however, start smoking the same day, regardless of what their doctor said, & they often have problems healing. Do your best to stop for as long as you can! good luck. ...Read more

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How long after a wisdom teeth extraction does pain and swelling die down?

How long after a wisdom teeth extraction does pain and swelling die down?

Varies: This varies from case to case based upon the difficulty of the extraction, skill of the surgeon and whether it was infected or not. Also the patients pain tolerance can influence it. Generally speaking 3-7 days. ...Read more

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Dr. David Schleimer
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Swelling (Definition)

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


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Wisdom Teeth (Definition)

Wisdom teeth are the last molars to "come in" to a person's mouth. They usually emerge when someone is 17 to 21 years old. Many wisdom teeth become impacted for lack of room in the mouth, and ...Read more