To Control Swelling After Minor Oral Surgery

Swelling is normal. It may go up until the 3rd day after surgery and then it will start to go down. ‘

  • For the first 24 hours, use ice packs, alternating 20 minutes on, then 20 minutes off. Do not use ice packs after the day of surgery
  • The day after surgery, use warm, moist heat on the area. A hot water bottle or warm, moist towel can be used until the swelling and stiffness go away