Oral Surgery Swelling Relief

Oral surgery is often considered no big deal — until the anesthetic wears off.  That’s when postoperative pain, swelling, numbness, jaw pain, and movement difficulties become a problem. 
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These are all common side effects of oral surgery, and they can be helped, reduced, or even prevented through lymphatic drainage.

Whether the surgery is a third molar (wisdom tooth) removal, root canal, dental implant, or even abscessed tooth removal, lymphatic drainage can help to make the post-operative recovery easier, including helping to prevent infection.

How Lymphatic Drainage Helps with
Oral Surgery Swelling Relief

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Why Swelling Happens

Swelling happens whenever there is a backup of lymph in the body.  This backup of lymph happens after oral surgery for a few reasons.

First, the body has experienced a trauma.  Much like a paramedic may splint a broken bone before transporting an injured person, the body makes a ‘splint’ of sorts by causing swelling.  This impairs movement.  It’s not convenient for us, but it is a protection mechanism of the body.

Second, because the skin has been broken, the body is busy launching its defense (the immune system) by transporting lots of white blood cells and to the area to fight potential infection.  

Lymphatic Drainage Removes
Built Up Fluid

By using special techniques of Manual Lymphatic Drainage (MLD) and/or Electro-Lymphatic Therapy (ELT) it is possible to open up the lymphatic channels and drain away the fluid that has accumulated in the face after oral surgery.

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Both Manual and Electro-Lymphatic Therapies clear the natural pathways for lymph to begin flowing again.

Specific pathways must be followed to get lymph to move effectively.

These pathways begin at the collar bone.  This is where the entire lymphatic system empties into the bloodstream at the subclavian veins.

Once this area is opened, focus turns to the neck to clear backed up lymph.  The back of the neck is pulled forward and then down toward the collar bone.

Both Manual and Electro-Lymphatic Therapies clear the natural pathways for lymph to begin flowing again.

Specific pathways must be followed to get lymph to move effectively.

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These pathways begin at the collar bone.  This is where the entire lymphatic system empties into the bloodstream at the subclavian veins.

Once this area is opened, focus turns to the neck to clear backed up lymph.  The back of the neck is pulled forward and then down toward the collar bone.

Lymph is then drained from the jawbone out to the side of the neck just under the angle of the jaw and then down to the collarbone.

Once the jaw is clear, the face below the eyes is pulled down to the jaw, then out to the side of the neck and down to the collar bone.

The face at the mid-level of the eyes and up to the forehead are drained out towards the temple.  The fluid is then pulled down to under the angle of the jaw and then to the collar bones.

The top and back of the head are drained towards the back side of the skull  and then are pulled around to the collar bones.

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Lymph is then drained from the jawbone out to the side of the neck just under the angle of the jaw and then down to the collarbone.

Once the jaw is clear, the face below the eyes is pulled down to the jaw, then out to the side of the neck and down to the collar bone.

lymphatic drainage helps with oral surgery swelling relief Albuquerque

The face at the mid-level of the eyes and up to the forehead are drained out towards the temple.  The fluid is then pulled down to under the angle of the jaw and then to the collar bones.

The top and back of the head are drained towards the back side of the skull  and then are pulled around to the collar bones.

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Don’t let the pain and swelling
from oral surgery 
get the better of you.
Get back to being YOU again
with Lymphatic Drainage and 
Pulsed ElectroMagnetic Field Therapy.

Make an appointment with
Pain & Swelling Solutions
today!

505-554-5185

Don’t let the pain and swelling
from oral surgery 
get the better of you.
Get back to being YOU again
with Lymphatic Drainage and 
Pulsed ElectroMagnetic Field Therapy.
oral surgery swelling relief therapy Albuquerque

Make an appointment with
Pain & Swelling Solutions
today!

505-554-5185