Tips & Tricks for post-wisdom teeth extraction
So on Wednesday I was operated, had my wisdom teeth removed as well as a huge cyst that was lodged in my sinus. The day after the operation I was all right (considering all the painkillers I was taking), but starting Friday at about 2:30 in the morning the pain got worse. I was at the check-up Friday afternoon and she said everything looked great, and that it was normal for the pain to continue for up to a week.
Two problems: first, according to instructions I shouldn't keep taking ibuprofen for more than 4 days at a time - that means today is the last day I can take the stuff. The pain is no better than it was yesterday, and without the painkillers I have zero chance of getting to sleep. Nor do I find that I can make the day bearable, because again, you aren't supposed to take more than 1200 mg of ibuprofen a day, which is 6 of the little pills (consider I have to save 2-3 of them for sleeping at nighttime). I am supposed to hold cold stuff against my face, but I don't have a working fridge or freezer so nothing I have is cold enough. What can I do to reduce the pain? Or do I just have to tough it out?
Second, the wounds have started bleeding. This has happened to me before after tooth extractions, but it's annoying, disgusting, and all-around bothersome. Is there a way to deal with this, or will I just have to wait it out?
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