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I had 2 teeth pulled 2 days ago. Cheek still swollen . How can I bring down the swelling?
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Dr. Thomas Yash
Dentistry
In brief: Ice it.
Place ice on the cheek for 15 min then off for 15 min, then repeat.
Do this for 3-4 times daily. You can use a frozen package of peas or corn at the ice pack. You should also hold some warm salt water in that side of your mouth for a minute. Take a half a glass of warm water(hot as you can stand) dissolve tablespoon of table salt. See dentist for infection.

In brief: Ice it.
Place ice on the cheek for 15 min then off for 15 min, then repeat.
Do this for 3-4 times daily. You can use a frozen package of peas or corn at the ice pack. You should also hold some warm salt water in that side of your mouth for a minute. Take a half a glass of warm water(hot as you can stand) dissolve tablespoon of table salt. See dentist for infection.
Dr. Thomas Yash
Dr. Thomas Yash
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Dr. LUIS IRIZARRY
Family Medicine
In brief: Teeth
Do not drink thru' a straw.
Bite on a gauze. Use Motrin four times a day. Have you dentist see you a few days after the surgery.

In brief: Teeth
Do not drink thru' a straw.
Bite on a gauze. Use Motrin four times a day. Have you dentist see you a few days after the surgery.
Dr. LUIS IRIZARRY
Dr. LUIS IRIZARRY
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Dr. Hanriet Minasian
Internal Medicine
In brief: Depends
Te swelling in the cheek can be from an infection or just inflammation.
In the case of infection, you need to be on antibiotics. If it is inflamed from excessive bleeding, a cold compress will help. If inflammation from procedure, a arm compress may stimulate blood flow and promote healing. Call your dentist.

In brief: Depends
Te swelling in the cheek can be from an infection or just inflammation.
In the case of infection, you need to be on antibiotics. If it is inflamed from excessive bleeding, a cold compress will help. If inflammation from procedure, a arm compress may stimulate blood flow and promote healing. Call your dentist.
Dr. Hanriet Minasian
Dr. Hanriet Minasian
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