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I had all four of my wisdom teeth removed yesterday morning. How long will the puffed cheeks last?

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Dr. Ronald Achong
Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial
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In brief: 2-3 days

Usually after any surgical procedure, maximum swelling (puffy cheeks) occur 3 days afterwards.
After 3 days, the swelling can resolve quickly. However, there are different ways to reduce the amount of swelling after the wisdom teeth removal: ice packs to the face, short term steroid pills or use of herbal supplements.

In brief: 2-3 days

Usually after any surgical procedure, maximum swelling (puffy cheeks) occur 3 days afterwards.
After 3 days, the swelling can resolve quickly. However, there are different ways to reduce the amount of swelling after the wisdom teeth removal: ice packs to the face, short term steroid pills or use of herbal supplements.
Dr. Ronald Achong
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Dr. Daniel Quon
Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial
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In brief: Varies

The duration of your swelling may depend on the level of difficulty of your surgery, the technique and skill level of your surgeon, the medications administered, and whether or not you followed the postoperative instructions.

In brief: Varies

The duration of your swelling may depend on the level of difficulty of your surgery, the technique and skill level of your surgeon, the medications administered, and whether or not you followed the postoperative instructions.
Dr. Daniel Quon
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Dr. Cornelia Franz
Pediatrics
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In brief: 48 hours-72 hours

Having 4 teeth removed that leave big holes will create an inflammatory response to promote healing.
Ice helps as does homeopathic arnica and hypericum...One patient i had had remarkable decrease in puffiness in 8 hours after taking hypericum. Usually the puffiness is better in 2-3 days.

In brief: 48 hours-72 hours

Having 4 teeth removed that leave big holes will create an inflammatory response to promote healing.
Ice helps as does homeopathic arnica and hypericum...One patient i had had remarkable decrease in puffiness in 8 hours after taking hypericum. Usually the puffiness is better in 2-3 days.
Dr. Cornelia Franz
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