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Wisdom teeth can be quite the pain, especially because they actually cause discomfort! There are many things that can go wrong with your wisdom teeth, and one of those things is swelling. If you experience swelling, it might be because you have a lodged piece of food in the area, you have an infection, your teeth are impacted, or your gums are irritated. When you experience swelling, it’s best to do all you can to solve the problem. Our doctor, Dr. AJ Stosich, is happy to tell you how to do just that.

If the swelling is caused by gum irritation, it’s best to rinse the mouth with saltwater or an oral rinse that is recommended by your dentist. This task can help you remove the lodged food particle or object as well as reduce the infection that are causing the swelling. It can also clean the area, which can help lessen swelling and pain.

Other ways to reduce swelling includes using an ice pack and icing the area or the face just outside the area. If possible, place an ice cube on the gums that surround the teeth. The cold will help reduce the swelling. You can also take over-the-counter pain medications that have anti-inflammatory characteristics. This can help make eating, opening your mouth, talking, and performing everyday tasks much easier.

If you have any questions about how to deal with wisdom tooth swelling in Draper, Utah, please contact Aspire Surgical at 801-576-5910 when you have the chance. Our team of experts is here to assist you, and we look forward to giving you the answers and help you need!