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What are some reducers for swelling after getting wisdom teeth pulled?

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Dr. Zahid Ahmed
Dentistry
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In brief: Ice, rest, rx

Follow the instructions given to you closely.
Using an ice pack the day of the extraction for 20min on and 10min off. Following the first 24hrs you can try a warm compress, but may not be as helpful. Some doctors will provide an anti inflammatory medication for post operative pain, but not all patients get it if it's not needed in your case. Contact your doctor to give you personalized advice.

In brief: Ice, rest, rx

Follow the instructions given to you closely.
Using an ice pack the day of the extraction for 20min on and 10min off. Following the first 24hrs you can try a warm compress, but may not be as helpful. Some doctors will provide an anti inflammatory medication for post operative pain, but not all patients get it if it's not needed in your case. Contact your doctor to give you personalized advice.
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Dr. Daniel Quon
Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial

In brief: Several things

Your dentist or surgeon can administer a steroid at the time of surgery that will help with the swelling.
After surgery, applying ice packs to the face over the surgical site, keeping the head slightly elevated when resting, and keeping the surgical site clean are also measures that will help with the swelling.

In brief: Several things

Your dentist or surgeon can administer a steroid at the time of surgery that will help with the swelling.
After surgery, applying ice packs to the face over the surgical site, keeping the head slightly elevated when resting, and keeping the surgical site clean are also measures that will help with the swelling.
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