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how long does pain last wisdom teeth extraction

A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Levi Palmer
16 years experience Pediatric Dentistry
Depends: Some patients have no pain and some have a ton. Some are great the next day, and some develop dry socket. I have found that typically the younger the ... Read More

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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Lockhart
8 years experience Dentistry
Varies: Complexity of removal and degree of infection or impaction influence healing, but most patients are functional within a week while healing continues. ... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sal Aragona
40 years experience Dentistry
Premedication: Premedication starting a day before wisdom teeth extractions with a mild steroid (decadron) and an anti-inflammatory (motrin) will do wonders at keepi ... Read More
Dr. R Lee Hinson
37 years experience Dentistry
Depending on the: Surgical difficulty and other factors, some symptoms can persist up to 10 days or more. Upper wisdom teeth seem to resolve faster after surgery than l ... Read More
Dr. Daniel Quon
41 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Varies: The perception and response to any painful stimulus varies from person to person. Some patients have 4 wisdom teeth removed and take nothing more tha ... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Sandler
53 years experience Dentistry
It varies, call DDS: The dentist who removed your wisdom is responsible for supplying you with oral and\or written instructions and your aftercare. You should call and ask ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Kelner
8 years experience Dentistry
Extraction : Most wisdomm tooth extractions are sutured and there may be pink in the saliva up to 24 hours. Just bite ona tea bag and it should stop, if it doesn't ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. SCOTT HARWOOD
44 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
2 versions: If you are talking about the time you will be numb from the local anesthesic, it generally lasts for a few hours. If you are talking about numbness du ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. George Ayoub
17 years experience Cosmetic Dentistry
3-4 days: Every patient is different i have seen it last up to 7 days heat pad tend to make the recovery faster.
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter Karsant
38 years experience Dentistry
Swelling: Using ice 20 min on and 20 min off for the first three days after removal and sleeping at 45 degrees (four firm pillows) for the first three days help ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Timothy Farley
9 years experience General Practice
Prolonged...: If you're still experiencing pain that you'd attribute to the extraction, I'd consider that slightly outside the norm and would start to entertain thi ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Mortiere
34 years experience Dentistry
Few days to a week.: As with any surgery, some swelling is typical and expected. Throat swelling may occur due to the streching and cutting of various muscles that are ne ... Read More
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