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After a tooth extraction, should I be applying a cold or a warm compress to my face?

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Dr. Paul Grin
Pain Management
4 doctors agree

In brief: Ice packs

After your tooth extraction, you can apply ice packs to your face to reduce swelling and stop the bleeding for 24 hours.
Cold for swelling, warm for pain after 24 hours."

In brief: Ice packs

After your tooth extraction, you can apply ice packs to your face to reduce swelling and stop the bleeding for 24 hours.
Cold for swelling, warm for pain after 24 hours."
Dr. Paul Grin
Dr. Paul Grin
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Dr. Arnold Malerman
On 15 minutes, off 15 minutes
Dr. Vipul Patel
Dentistry
2 doctors agree

In brief: Cold

Ice pack 15 minutes on and 15 minutes off

In brief: Cold

Ice pack 15 minutes on and 15 minutes off
Dr. Vipul Patel
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Dr. Arnold Malerman
Dentistry - Orthodontics

In brief: Both

Cold for 1st day to prevent swelling.
Warm after that to promote healing.

In brief: Both

Cold for 1st day to prevent swelling.
Warm after that to promote healing.
Dr. Arnold Malerman
Dr. Arnold Malerman
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