Reducing swelling in the mouth depends on why the swelling happened in the first place. The problem that is causing the swelling needs addressed, otherwise, the swelling may return at a later point.
Pain from swelling is also common. In order to reduce the pain, especially in the gums, it is important to reduce the swelling that is being experienced.
Ways to Reduce Oral Swelling
There are numerous ways to reduce the oral swelling that can happen at any time in the mouth. In order to do reduce this swelling, it is important to use the right products that can provide the user with a way to feel not only relief but are easy to use.
Over the counter pain relievers and anti-inflammatories can help to reduce the swelling and pain that is found inside the mouth. Additionally, ice and cold packs can help to reduce the swelling as well as dull the pain, making it more manageable.
Adding these cold items to the outside of the area that is inflamed can help to reduce the inflammation that is causing an issue.
Apply the ice or cold pack for ten to fifteen minutes and then remove it for the same amount of time. Repeat the process until the swell or pain has subsided. Do not add heat to the area, as this can potentially increase the swelling within the gums.
Speak With An Oral Surgeon
If the swelling and pain are a result of an injury, oral surgery or some other oral condition, such as gum disease, speaking with one of our oral surgeons is recommended. We can identify the underlying problem and take steps to correct the issue.
Once the issue is correct, the healing process can begin, and you will be less likely to experience this type of situation again in the future.
Contact our office today to schedule an appointment with one of our oral surgeons today and get the help and relief you are looking for.