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how long does pain last after molar extraction

A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. John DeWolf
39 years experience Dentistry
Really varies: After a simple extraction, the answer is not very long at all. If complex surgery or complications were involved it could be days. If the pain seems t ... Read More
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Dr. Jack Binder
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Less and less: It is not unusual to have discomfort for a few days after an extraction. The severity should decrease. If the pain lingers or increases, or if there ... Read More

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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Harold Fields
60 years experience Family Medicine
Extraction: I would notify the dentist. Good Luck
A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Zahid Ahmed
10 years experience Dentistry
Within first year: After tooth extraction, assuming (4) walls are preserved, the body will fill with blood clot, and ultimately fill in with bone. Over time, especially ... Read More
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Dr. Jon Molinare
31 years experience Dentistry
Bone healing: Immediately as soon as the healing process begins the level of bone at the extraction socket will shrink. After a period of time the bone should rese ... Read More
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Dr. Donald Jacobson
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A male asked:
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
39 years experience Dentistry
Needs Examination: Please revisit the dentist who treated you or an oral surgeon for an evaluation. To still be in pain and swollen after three months is not normal.
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. STEPHEN PERRY
47 years experience Dentistry
Six weeks: Removing a tooth, especially a molar is a big deal. It leaves a surface wound the size of half a dollar bill, that can become infected if food is pre ... Read More
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Douglas
50 years experience Orthodontics
Check it out : See your dentist to find out if it's healing normally. If there's no pain, bleeding swelling bad taste or odor; it's probably ok.
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A 52-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gary Sandler
53 years experience Dentistry
If your dentist: Said that it looked fine, then i 'm sure it's fine. Don't keep looking at the wound and enjoy your life. These extraction wounds, especially the deepe ... Read More
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A 42-year-old male asked:
Dr. Alex Shvartsman
24 years experience Cosmetic Dentistry
1-2 weeks: 1-2 weeks. Take arnica to help with bruising. Advil (ibuprofen) is great for pain. Vit c 1000 mg twice a day for 2 weeks to speed up healing.
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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
39 years experience Dentistry
Reevaluation: Have the dentist who treated you reevaluate the extraction site. Fragments should be removed.
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