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Q. What is the treatment for the swelling that occurs after wisdom tooth removal?

Answered by
Dr. Parth Laxminarayan Iyer
and medically reviewed by Dr.Nithila A
This is a premium question & answer published on Sep 18, 2019

Hello doctor,

I had my right lower wisdom tooth removed three days ago. Now the swelling is somewhat near my lower jawbone seems to have hardened. The right cheek looks puffy. And have localized slight pain on pressing the lump. Could you suggest a solution for what the problem seems to be?



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I understand your concern and feel sorry for the way you are feeling. Though the pain may last for five to seven days, hard swelling is unusual for us to see. Get it checked to rule out any possible complication. Ice packs are usually recommended, but I recommend you check it with your doctor as hard swelling may not get softened with cold application. Painkillers give patients virtually pain-free recovery over 7 to10 days. Some enzymes also help subside the swelling. Keep all this when you go for follow-up. I hope this helps you.

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