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How long does pain last after molar extraction

A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. John DeWolf
41 years experience
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
Dr. Jack Binder
Specializes in Dentistry
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 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
Dentistry 41 years experience
Reevaluation: Have the dentist who treated you reevaluate the extraction site. Fragments should be removed.
Dr. Arnold Malerman
Orthodontics 54 years experience
Not always: But may also be a root fragment. Please see the Dentist that did your extraction for post-surgical care. An alternative would be to see an Oral Surg... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
Dentistry 41 years experience
See the surgeon: The surgeon who extracted the tooth should be able to evaluate the healing and see why it is bothering you.
Dr. Allan Hawryluk
Dentistry 20 years experience
Consult Dentist: Some pain and swelling is normal for a few days following a dental extraction. I would consult your dentist or oral surgeon to evaluate your specific ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
Dentistry 41 years experience
Dry Socket ?: Have your dentist take a look... It should be feeling much better by now.
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Katharine Cox
Pediatric Emergency Medicine 46 years experience
See dentist: Have it removed because it will interfere with healing. Continue to rinse and try. All the best.
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Debi Williams
Dentistry 27 years experience
Simple steps : After taking an x-ray, the tooth and gums will be numbed. The dentist will gently pull the 'gum' away from the tooth, then use an instrument to wiggl... Read More
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Daniel Quon
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 43 years experience
Yes: You should be able to safely eat the soup without problems.
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Peter Karsant
Dentistry 40 years experience
Yes: Selling is normal. Swelling should start to resolve in another 24 hours. To help it along sleep at 45 degrees for the next three days. See your surgeo... Read More
A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. I. Jay Freedman
Dentistry 44 years experience
Visit your surgeon: 5 days after a third molar extraction you should still be sore, but starting to feel better. If this is the case continue following your post treatmen... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
Dentistry 41 years experience
You want a guarantee: Can't tell over the internet which tooth it is, and how difficult the extraction might be. Extracting it may cause a problem, and leaving it may also ... Read More