#385 – The Wisdom of Icing


Last fall, I had two wisdom teeth removed. In all likelihood, your dentist will give you a detailed sheet of what to expect and do, post-extraction.

Somewhere on that list, you’ll be told to ice. Do it, and not just once for 20 minutes! Use that ice-pack often throughout the day. (Ask your dentist how long you need to wait before the next icy hit.)

It made a huge difference for me. In fact, the whole experience became a non-event. No chipmunk cheeks, no bruising, and very little in the way of pain medications.

Related post: A Mouth Prop.


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3 Comments to “#385 – The Wisdom of Icing”

  1. no chipmunk cheeks?? Wow… Ice is miraculous.

  2. Well shoot, I expected to read about the cake variety, and maybe have a little snack.
    But it’s true, I have been icing my hand for swelling and it helps

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