How do you bring down swelling after you get a tooth pulled?

Take something like Motrin or even Pamprin. You want something that is anti-inflamatory. If it has been over 24 hours, very gently swish with warm salt water also about 2-3 times a day. When I got my wisdom teeth pulled, he gave me a medicine for the swelling. I don't know if your dentist would do that for one regular tooth, but you could always ask him or her.