Nov 27, 2019

Reduce Wisdom Tooth Swelling

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==Steps==
 
==Steps==
 
===Treating Wisdom Tooth Swelling===
 
===Treating Wisdom Tooth Swelling===
#Take pain medication that targets swelling. Your oral surgeon likely prescribed you pain killers to take after your wisdom teeth surgery, so follow the dosage instructions on the label to take these safely and correctly. If you don’t want to take those, ibuprofen is one of the best pain relievers for wisdom teeth recovery that also helps with swelling.<ref>https://ift.tt/2NGthzL>
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#Take NSAID pain medication that targets swelling. Your oral surgeon likely prescribed you pain killers to take after your wisdom teeth surgery, so follow the dosage instructions on the label to take these safely and correctly. If you don’t want to take those, ibuprofen or naproxen is one of the best pain relievers for wisdom teeth recovery that also helps with swelling.<ref>https://ift.tt/2NGthzL>
 
#*Remember to take the medication that prevents infections that your oral surgeon gives you as well as the one targeting pain, reading the instructions on each bottle carefully to be sure you're taking them as often as is necessary.  
 
#*Remember to take the medication that prevents infections that your oral surgeon gives you as well as the one targeting pain, reading the instructions on each bottle carefully to be sure you're taking them as often as is necessary.  
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#*Opiate pain medication doesn’t decrease inflammation as effectively as NSAIDs.
 
#*The side effects of the medication will depend on the exact type of medicine prescribed to you, but normal side effects often include an upset stomach, dizziness, or decreased appetite.  
 
#*The side effects of the medication will depend on the exact type of medicine prescribed to you, but normal side effects often include an upset stomach, dizziness, or decreased appetite.  
#Use ice to reduce swelling for the first 3 days after your surgery. Hold an ice pack on the area near where your wisdom teeth were, or wrap ice in a soft cloth and hold them to your face. Leave the ice on for 20 minutes, and then remove it for 20 minutes, switching back and forth as much as is necessary for the first 3 days.<ref>https://ift.tt/2qMNJ94>
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#Use ice to reduce swelling for the first 36 hours after your surgery. Hold an ice pack on the area near where your wisdom teeth were, or wrap ice in a soft cloth and hold them to your face. Leave the ice on for 20 minutes, and then remove it for 20 minutes, switching back and forth as much as is necessary for the first 36 hours.<ref>https://ift.tt/2qMNJ94>
#*The swelling should go down after 3 days.
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#*Ice won’t have as beneficial of an effect after 36 hours.
 
#*Taking the ice compress off after 20 minutes is important to improve circulation and ensure the swelling goes down.  
 
#*Taking the ice compress off after 20 minutes is important to improve circulation and ensure the swelling goes down.  
#Rinse your mouth with salt water or mouthwash to help clean it. Only do this after the first 24 hours after your surgery have passed. Add of salt to a cup of lukewarm water and swish it around gently in your mouth to help with swelling, or use an antiseptic mouthwash to help clean the area around your wisdom teeth.<ref>https://ift.tt/2NGthzL>
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#Rinse your mouth with saltwater or mouthwash to help clean it. Only do this after the first 24 hours after your surgery has passed. Add of salt to a cup of lukewarm water and swish it around gently in your mouth to help with swelling, or use an antiseptic mouthwash to help clean the area around your wisdom teeth.<ref>https://ift.tt/2NGthzL>
#*Avoid rinsing your mouth vigorously with the salt water or mouthwash.  
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#*Avoid rinsing your mouth vigorously with the saltwater or mouthwash.
 
#Place chamomile tea bags in your mouth to help soothe it. Place a chamomile tea bag in a cup of hot water to activate the tea. Once the tea bag has cooled down, place it where your wisdom teeth were and bite down gently. Leave the tea bag in your mouth for up to 15 minutes before throwing it away.<ref>https://ift.tt/34ViOX3>
 
#Place chamomile tea bags in your mouth to help soothe it. Place a chamomile tea bag in a cup of hot water to activate the tea. Once the tea bag has cooled down, place it where your wisdom teeth were and bite down gently. Leave the tea bag in your mouth for up to 15 minutes before throwing it away.<ref>https://ift.tt/34ViOX3>
 
#*The chamomile will help reduce inflammation and swelling.  
 
#*The chamomile will help reduce inflammation and swelling.  
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#*Look for clove oil at your local big box store or online.  
 
#*Look for clove oil at your local big box store or online.  
 
===Preventing Swelling Before It Happens===
 
===Preventing Swelling Before It Happens===
#Keep your head elevated, even when you’re lying down. If you do lay down, rest your head on pillows so that your head is above your feet. It’s best for your upper body to be at a 45-degree angle. This helps reduce swelling and puts less pressure on your mouth.<ref>https://ift.tt/2qMNJ94>
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#Keep your head elevated, even when you’re lying down. If you do lay down, rest your head on pillows so that your head is above your feet. Keep your upper body to be at a 45-degree angle. This helps reduce swelling and puts less pressure on your mouth.<ref>https://ift.tt/2qMNJ94>
 
#*Stack pillows on top of one another when you go to sleep, or rest using a neck pillow for easy lounging.  
 
#*Stack pillows on top of one another when you go to sleep, or rest using a neck pillow for easy lounging.  
 
#Avoid strenuous activities or exercise while your mouth is healing. Exercising or moving around a lot can cause even more swelling. The first few days after your surgery, take it easy and try to rest as much as possible. Skip the gym and avoid doing unnecessary activities that require lots of energy or movement.<ref>https://ift.tt/2NGthzL>
 
#Avoid strenuous activities or exercise while your mouth is healing. Exercising or moving around a lot can cause even more swelling. The first few days after your surgery, take it easy and try to rest as much as possible. Skip the gym and avoid doing unnecessary activities that require lots of energy or movement.<ref>https://ift.tt/2NGthzL>
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==Tips==
 
==Tips==
 
*Follow your oral surgeon's instructions for how to take care of your mouth after having your wisdom teeth taken out so it heals properly.
 
*Follow your oral surgeon's instructions for how to take care of your mouth after having your wisdom teeth taken out so it heals properly.
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*You won’t notice the swelling until the day after your surgery and the most occurring within 2–3 days.
 
*Reach out to your oral surgeon if you're experiencing extreme pain or you have concerns about how your mouth is healing.
 
*Reach out to your oral surgeon if you're experiencing extreme pain or you have concerns about how your mouth is healing.
 
*Avoid using alcohol or tobacco until your mouth is healed.  
 
*Avoid using alcohol or tobacco until your mouth is healed.  
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==References==
 
==References==
   
 
 
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