After a wisdom tooth extraction, there are a few things you can do to reduce the swelling:
– Keep your head elevated and consider a saltwater rinse 3 times a day.
– Apply a cold or hot compress to your face for 20 minutes then remove for 20 minutes before reapplying to boost circulation.
– Your dentist will be happy to advise on other aftercare tips to reduce swelling and look after your teeth.
“For many patients, the swelling will begin to decrease after the first few days—in the meantime, try these remedies to decrease swelling and feel better faster!”
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