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Swelling After Tooth Extraction
Pain: Everyone is different however 3-4 days is a general rule. See your surgeon if you are worried, experiencing prolonged pain that otc drugs will not cure or if the side of your face that has the swelling feels warmer than the other side as this is a sign of infection. ...Read more
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
Pain: Swelling should be minimal unless the surgeon had to perform a surgical extraction and even then it should be moderate lasting perhaps a week or less. Bleeding should stop with in an hour, no real post op pain that Motrin cannot handle and that discomfort may last for a day or two (ie three motrin/day for two days). Hope this helps. ...Read more
How many days on average will pain and swelling last after a wisdom tooth extraction of an erupted wisdom tooth? Will the pain be bearable?
O.Surgery guidelines: Guidelines to determine degree of difficulty in removing wisdom teeth and predicting post-op pain and swelling. Tooth position is a major determinant in the methods used in extractions. Generally, more fully erupted teeth require less surgical intervention. Angled or tilted teeth, no. of roots and curvature of roots may require sectioning of the roots resulting in more pain and swelling. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
How long after having a tooth extraction(1 week ago) and dry socket packing (2 days ago) should the swelling in my face go down.?
2 weeks post- op: It usually takes 2 weeks post op to have your swelling totally resolve. This is dependent on the extent of the surgery, your medical condition, tooth impactions, and so forth. Please contact your surgeon about your particular circumstances, and take care... ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
NSAIDs/warm compress: Having some inflammation afterwards is normal. Taking Ibuprofen or naprosyn sodium can help with reducing some discomfort and swelling. After 24 hours of the procedure, you can use warm compresses to help speed up blood flow and decrease inflammatory mediators. Keep your mouth clean, avoid tobacco, drinking through a straw, alcohol ; sodas for up to 5 days afterwards. I wish you a speedy recover. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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