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- Use an Reference ice pack on the outside of your cheek. Do not use heat.
- Take an over-the-counter pain reliever. These include:
|By:||Reference Healthwise Staff||Last Revised: Reference July 19, 2011|
|Medical Review:||Reference Kathleen Romito, MD - Family Medicine
Reference Steven K. Patterson, BS, DDS, MPH - Dentistry