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What are some good ways to get rid of pain and swelling after having your wisdom teeth removed?

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2007-02-16 21:14:55
2007-02-16 21:14:55

Rest, Ice on the jaw, anti-inflammatory medication (ibuprofen and acetaminophen), DO NOT USE STRAWS. Do not self medicate yourself without first talking to the dentist. Usually the dentist will give you Tylenol 3 to help with the pain. Gargle with warm water and salt, spit out and do this several times a day. Salt is good for toughening gums and also to help healing. If this problem doesn't seem to improve in the next couple of days please see your dentist.

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