It's been 3 days since I had all my four wisdom teeth extracted. The hurt a lot. I applied ice for the first day but the swelling got worse, it spread to my neck and forehead. My cheeks felt like they are going to explode.I tried
applying heating pad on it and it got better. My cheeks are still swollen but the pain has reduced considerably. My neck and forehead are not swollen anymore. I'm able to move my now. The heating pad is so soothing.
Is it okay to continue using the heating pad? Everyone recommends the ice pack but it has not helped me at all.What are the disadvantages of using the heating pad in this case? Will it slow down the healing process?
Thank you in advance for your insights.