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

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Dr. Jeffrey Goldstein
Dentistry - Cosmetic
3 doctors agree

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
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Dr. Sandra Eleczko
Call the oral surgeon if you have severe swelling
Dr. Daniel Quon
Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial
3 doctors agree

In brief: Ice packs

Your dentist or surgeon can administer a steroid during surgery to help with the inflammation and swelling.
Intermittent application of ice packs to the side of the face/jaws immediately following surgery will also help reduce the swelling.

In brief: Ice packs

Your dentist or surgeon can administer a steroid during surgery to help with the inflammation and swelling.
Intermittent application of ice packs to the side of the face/jaws immediately following surgery will also help reduce the swelling.
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