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Wisdom teeth extraction

I had my wisdom teeth surgically removed on Friday. It is now Tuesday and still swelling has not reduced. Swelling seems to increase after waking up in the morning. I'm finding it difficult to eat and speak. Kindly advice what to do. Also, should I apply cold or heat to the swollen areas?
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Dr. Kshitiz Rohilla
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After a surgical extraction, just like any other surgical procedure, post operative inflammation and discomfort can continue for a few days and is not a worrisome sign..... please make sure to follow the instructions given by your dentist meticulously and also take all the prescribed medications on time..... a follow up examination will also help.... Regards.....
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Dr. Sanjay Shah
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If not allergic to Amoxicillin please take Augmentin Duo 625mg along with Emanzen D both twice a day for 5 days.  Have vitamin B complex and Vitamin c tablet too.  Once a day.  Do ice application on the outside and warm water gargles with Betadine or Wokadine gargle. Never apply heat from outside. Feel free to consult Laser Smile Care Centre anytime. God bless u always.
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Hello, After surgical extraction of wisdom tooth swelling is normal body response.Normally it will take 3 days to subside .Antinflammatory medicine helps to reduce the swelling ,dont use too hot saline water for gargle .avoid touching the wound site by tongue.avoid touching the swelling by hand,avoid hot fermentation.if problem persist more the 5 days then consult your dentist.
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Hello. 1) Apply hot pack 2) gargle with luke warm water with little excess salt. 3). Avoid touching the surgical wound with bare fingers as they will be contaminated. Visit a dentist for a review check up. Regards Sunshine Dental Care.
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Dr. Vishal Jain
Dentist 13 yrs exp Faridabad
Hello Dear, Since 4 days has passed and still swelling is present. This may be a normal sign. Do warm saline rinses thrice a day. Don't do hot fermentation from outside and take medicine as prescribed. Hope it will be resolved soon. Regards, Dr Vishal Jain
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Dr. Priyanka Bansal Agarwal
Dentist 7 yrs exp Pune
Hello, The swelling will take time to subside. When you sleep Kindly take a pillow and sleep at a 30 degree angulation to avoid swelling after you sleep.Also you can apply ice packs on swelling. Warm saline water rinses after 24 hours of tooth extraction are very helpful. continue it for a week. Also kindly continue with the antibiotics and pain killer which your dentist must have prescribed to you. Discomfort is expected to be there for a week. Hope this information helps you. Regards, Benchmark Dental Clinic Wakad (Pune)
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Dr. Mitali Parikh
Dental Surgeon 3 yrs exp Ahmedabad
Hello, Usually after surgical extraction the swelling begins to increase for 72 hours i.e 3 days and than gradually it reduces. You don't need to worry much about it You can put ice pack on your check it will help in reducing the swelling and I would recommend you to eat ice cream or any cold thing. Thank you Dental Care - The Family Dentist
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Dr. Shitij Srivastava
Prosthodontist 16 yrs exp Lucknow
Hello, Warm saline rinse or with betadine would definitely help to reduce the swelling. Please take the prescribed medication suggested by your oral surgeon. It's not usual for the swelling to be there for few days but will gradually subside. Take care.
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Dr. Vidhu.S
Dentist 12 yrs exp Bangalore
Hello kindly never apply hot pack it will aggrevate the swelling ..only ice pack fomentation from outside..do not sleep on tht side..warm saline rinses to be done thrice daily ..specially after meals..also u can do betadeine rinse to keep that area clean..speak to your dentist..he may add tablet chymoral forte twice a day for three days and may increase your antibiotic dosage for two more days..kindly have only soft n cool food nonspicy..no tea coffee n alcohol ..and kindly get a review done by your dentist..tc
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