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How long does it take to remove a wisdom tooth

A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Arnold Malerman
Orthodontics 54 years experience
Variables: Depends on training, skill, and experience of the practitioner, angle of the tooth, shape of the roots, health of the patient, and so many other facto... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Marxen
Periodontics 37 years experience
Dependson difficulty: It depends on the age of the patient and the difficulty of the extraction. Surgical time only may be from 5-30 minutes/tooth.
Dr. Louis Gallia
Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial 46 years experience
Depends: Depends on the degree of difficulty and skill of the surgeon. For best results, make sure your surgeon is a board certified oral & maxillofacial s... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Sandler
Dentistry 55 years experience
Recover?: What does recover mean to you? Do you have a desk job or are you a construction worker? A wisdom tooth can be a simple extraction or a very complicat... Read More
Dr. Louis Gallia
Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial 46 years experience
Depends: Depends on degree of difficulty, number of teeth, age. It may take 7-10 days for full recovery, absent any complications. For best results, have proce... Read More
Dr. Paul Grin
Pain Management 37 years experience
2-3 weeks: It can take up to 2-3 weeks to fully recover after having your wisdom teeth removed. If concerned, see your surgeon for post-op appointment. Good luck... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paul Grin
Pain Management 37 years experience
Preemptive analgesia: The objective of preemptive analgesia is to eliminate or reduce pain input during, or immediately following, an invasive procedure. Using a long-actin... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. STEPHEN GIROUX
Pharmacology 41 years experience
WHAT OTHER MED?: Wisdom tooth extraction can be quite painful. An anti-inflammatory medication such as Ibuprofen or Naproxen is very important and if it doesn't contro... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Behram Dalal
32 years experience
The sooner: The better. Please consult with your dentist / oral surgeon for an exam x-ray and treatment options. Hope this helps.
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
Dentistry 41 years experience
Possibly. No two extractions are exactly alike. The procedure can be done under local anesthetic. Regarding how much anesthetic and the type, it is us... Read More
A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Justin Nelson
Pediatric Dentistry 17 years experience
Yes: Yes, at controlled max doses (800mg ibuprofen and 1000mg Tylenol (acetaminophen) every 6hrs) should do the trick until you get home from work, but ple... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Arnold Malerman
Orthodontics 54 years experience
Medication: Only your treating practitioners know your medical history and full medication panel. Talk to both your Primary Care Physician and your treating Denti... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Eltzroth
24 years experience
Variable: It can take quite a while and sometimes it will never fully erupt.