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I had my widsom teeth pulled on Thursday afternoon. It is now Saturday morning and my face is still pretty swollen. I did the ice thing the first night and part of yesterday morning. I was throwing up for a good part of yesterday and my boyfriend went to work so I didn't have the energy to do the hot wash cloth on my face yesterday (as directed by my dentist and by various websites). I feel much better today and am hoping if I can keep applying heat and taking ibuprofen maybe it will go down.

Anyone else have prolonged swelling? I don't know if it is normal to still be this swollen in my face. I feel fine other wise though. My teeth are a little achy but I haven't taken anything yet for pain today.
 

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I never felt like that but maybe yours was more impacted or something? I know a few people who had alot of pain afterwards but they were fine after about a week. Hope your feeling better :wink:
 

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Hey Kris I've never had wisdom teeth pulled so I can't imagine the pain. I have heard it's awful afterward. Did you have all four removed? Did yur dentist put you out for the removal or were you awake 8O
 

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I had all 4 pulled. None were impacted. I got novacaine and valium and that was it. They didn't put me under. I am not in any pain really. Just swollen. The swelling already looks a bit better since I posted this.

I took 2 ibuprofens and have been keeping a hot wet towel on my face. The nasuea is gone. I think what happened yesterday was that stupid me took a vicodin, antiobiotic, and ibuprofen on a near empty stomach and then a couple of hours later I hopped out a bed too quickly and I got the spins. I don't do well with feeling motion sick so I was pretty sick the rest of the day.
 

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Get a heat pad, that works so much better than ice. I used it when I had mine out and had very minimal swelling.

Hope you feel better soon!
 

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Kris I don't get it, why did they remove your teeth if they weren't impacted. I thought that was why they yank them in the first place. Were they giving you trouble of some sort, or do you have a wittle bitty mouth that can't hold four more wittle bitty teeth :lol:
 

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The teeth were giving me some trouble. On and off pain. They also crowded my other teeth. I have 2 teeth in the front that have overlapped a bit because of them and my teeth were perfectly straight before.
 

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I was told now by my boyfriends dad (who is a nurse) to switch back to ice. My mom had suggested the same thing. It makes sense to me but the dentist said heat after ice. I am confused. I am going to try the ice thing again. I really want to get the swelling down since the inside of my cheek is very swollen and I think I keep accidently chewing on it which is making it worse.
 

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A combination of heat then ice does seem to work best for swelling.
I had all 4 of mine pulled when I was younger. Like you, they were all out and I didn't really have any issues. The reason mine were pulled was because my mom is a hygentist and her entire family are dentists. Apparently wisdom teeth are very hard to clean and tend to develop problems down the line with periodontal disease. Mom decided it was easier for me (and my brother) to just get them out.
Many people puff up (I remember thinking I looked like a chipmunk) for a few days afterwards.
Soreness is also pretty common. Even with other teeth, or just cavities being filled you might get some soreness in your jaw just from the dentist being in there pulling and pushing.
I think actual pain would be reason to call up the dentist to see if that is normal.
Just watch for dry sockets, those HURT!
 

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manitu22 said:
The teeth were giving me some trouble. On and off pain. They also crowded my other teeth. I have 2 teeth in the front that have overlapped a bit because of them and my teeth were perfectly straight before.
That's interesting. My bottom teeth got a lot straighter after I took just one wisdom tooth out. Apparently the crookedness can actually go away.
 
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