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Which works better for wisdom teeth - cold/warm compresses?

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Dr. Ragan Faler
Dentistry
2 doctors agree

In brief: Initially cold

Cold packs will prevent swelling initially.
Use them as much as possible for the first 24 -36 hours or so. After that, as a general rule, you will begin to do warm, gentle salty water rinses and apply warm, moist heat to the area from day 3 to 5 or until as needed.

In brief: Initially cold

Cold packs will prevent swelling initially.
Use them as much as possible for the first 24 -36 hours or so. After that, as a general rule, you will begin to do warm, gentle salty water rinses and apply warm, moist heat to the area from day 3 to 5 or until as needed.
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Dr. Ronald Achong
Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial

In brief: Cold

Cold compresses will prevent swelling.

In brief: Cold

Cold compresses will prevent swelling.
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