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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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Q: What are some good ways to get rid of pain and swelling after having your wisdom teeth removed?
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Is it true that after wisdom teeth are removed your cheeks swell?

I had two wisdom teeth removed yesterday. I have little swelling on both sides.

Should i have Sore red cheeks after wisdom teeth removal?

It is normal to have some swelling and redness on your cheeks after having your wisdom teeth removed. If this swelling and redness lasts for more than 2 days you should contact your dentist.

Can you get braces having wisdom teeth?

Yes you can get braces having wisdom teeth, and the wisdom teeth will not get brackets put on them but it is best to get the wisdom teeth removed with in at least the first year of having your braces to avoid your teeth not being able to shift correctly

When can you brush your teeth after having wisdom teeth removed?

A little while after...

How do you reduce swelling after having wisdom teeth removed?

For the first 24 hours post-operative, ice packs are recommended to minimize swelling. After 24 hours, warm compresses are recommended to reduce swelling.

What can't I eat after having wisdom teeth removed?

You can eat after having your wisdom teeth removed, but you should eat food that aren't crunchy, such as mashed potatoes, pudding, and milkshakes.

When will I make bowel movement after widom teeth removed?

Having wisdom teeth removed has no bearing on when you defecate.

Can your teeth straighten out after having your wisdom teeth removed?

They might a little, if the wisdom tooth or teeth were really crowding them, but it won't be a huge amount.

Can you get your wisdom teeth removed if you have wisdom teeth removed?

there are only 4 wisdom teeth. If you're wisdom teeth is causing pain or discomfort, visit

Can you drink juice after having your wisdom teeth removed?

Getting your wisdom teeth removed can be quite painful. You can drink juice after having them removed so long as you don't use a straw.

Is it normal to have swelling on one side after getting all your wisdom teeth removed?

Yes, dont worry.

How soon will the swelling last after having teeth removed?

30 - 60 mins

What should you do if the swelling of getting your wisdom teeth removed take more than three days to go down?

I say a week or two from personally having all 4 wisdom teeth out at once. After 3 days I could finally put my top and bottom teeth together!

When should you have wisdom teeth removed?

You should have wisdom teeth removed if they are causing pain or are having a negative impact on other teeth - or are likely to do any of these things in the future. Otherwise, there is no problem in leaving them alone!

Is it normal to have severe swelling 24 hours after having wisdom teeth removed?

yes, that is normal, if you have swelling after 24 hours, and no fever or a headache its ok,what you can do, you can put a warm compress on the cheek. you can heat a warm towel in the microwave.

How long after having wisdom teeth removed can you eat solid foods?

a week

Can you play a woodwind instrument after having your wisdom teeth removed?

Yes, of course.

What would cause a lump in the gum after wisdom teeth removal?

If you have a lump in your gum after you have had your wisdom teeth removed, it could just be swelling. If the lump does not go away, you should seek advice of your dentist.

Is it good to put ice IN your mouth after your wisdom teeth have been removed to reduce swelling?

Yes, it also helps with pain.

Do your gums heal faster after getting wisdom teeth removed if you drink pineapple juice?

I just know it reduced swelling

Do wisdom tooth extractions affect other teeth?

No. However, not having them removed can. Wisdom teeth are teeth that are not needed. Our mouths were designed to have them but not need them. If they come in and are not straight they are called "impacted". When they become impacted they can cause danger to the roots of other teeth. This is when they need to be removed.

Can you run after having wisdom teeth removed?

For a while ( few days) after your wisdom teeth are removed, it is advisable to do nothing that might disturb the blood clots that have formed in the tooth socket. That would include running or jumping.

How long before facial swelling goes down after wisdom teeth are removed?

usually the facial swelling will go away after 2 - 5 days. I've just had my 4 wizdom teeth removed and the swelling went away after 3 days, but its diffrent for other people. As my swelling was goin away i had some pain but nothing to worry about.

Does everyone need their wisdom teeth taken out?

Most people require their wisdom teeth to be removed because they will shift the alignment of their other teeth, however if the wisdom teeth will not affect the other teeth they will not often be removed. Also 35% of the population will not develop wisdom teeth.

How soon after having your wisdom teeth removed can you drink sodas?

5-7 days to be safe