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How long does it take to remove your wisdom teeth

A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Karen Spitzer
Dentistry 35 years experience
Wisdom teeth removal: The time needed to remove wisdom teeth will be a personal call by your dentist. Each dentist has their own scheduling for each procedure. An oral su... Read More
Dr. Louis Gallia
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 45 years experience
5-20 minutes: Most oral surgeons can remove wisdom teeth very efficiently. A general dentist may take much longer. Make sure you see an experienced oral & maxil... Read More

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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
Dentistry 40 years experience
Varies: The amount of time varies based on the difficulty of the extraction, and really does not matter as long as the procedure is completed correctly and pa... Read More
Dr. Louis Gallia
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 45 years experience
Not long: From a minute to 15 minutes per tooth. For best results, make sure you are evaluated and treated by a board certified oral & maxillofacial surgeo... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Beck
Dentistry 11 years experience
About two weeks: Wisdom tooth extraction is usually not as complicated as you might think. If the wisdom teeth are already erupted (meaning you can see them in your mo... Read More
Dr. Daniel Quon
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 42 years experience
Varies: Recovery from the removal of wisdom teeth may be related to the age of the patient, the position of the wisdom teeth and level of difficulty in their ... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Mann
Specializes in Dentistry
Conditions?: Cannot answer this question thoroughtly without x rays; however, worst case is if all 4 are angular boney impactions with curved roots; general anesth... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. David May
Dentistry 30 years experience
2 to 4 weeks: The holes in your gums should be closed in 2 to 4 weeks. By 4 to 6 weeks you should not really notice those spots much. It will take months and mont... Read More
A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Natalie Sieb
Family Medicine 14 years experience
Dentist: I would be curious as to the directions that your dentist gave you regarding these very things. Typically you keep the gauze in to keep up with the b... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ajay Dhankhar
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Keep them clean: In order to keep your wisdom teeth out of trouble. Brush them very well, and most of us do need to swing our lower jaws right and left to be able to r... Read More
A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Arnold Malerman
Orthodontics 53 years experience
Wisdom teeth: That is a decision to be made by your General Dentist or specialist Oral Surgeon. Generally, wisdom teeth are removed if they are involved in a pathol... Read More
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Dr. Theodore Davantzis
Dentistry 40 years experience
You : You are not that old! wisdom teeth are sometimes extracted on much older adults. Recovery time not only varies from patient to patient, but from toot... Read More
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Dr. Robert Douglas
Orthodontics 51 years experience
Better not: Your dentist will prescribe stronger medicine after he has removed the tooth. The Midol (acetaminophen) might conflict with that

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