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how long does the pain last for wisdom teeth

A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Debi Williams
26 years experience Dentistry
1 to 5 days : Depending on how easily the tooth was to extract, post operative pain can extend from 2 to 5 days. The key is good home care after surgery. Do not s ... Read More
Dr. Gary Herskovits
40 years experience Dentistry
1-5 days: Depending how impacted the teeth were, you could have discomfort for a few hours or a few days. Take the appropriate medications after surgery, no gym ... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
40 years experience Dentistry
In regards to what ?: Teeth erupting, or post extraction pain? Please repost.
Dr. Arnold Malerman
53 years experience Orthodontics
Until: Until the tooth erupts fully, or until you have it treated. Many wisdom teeth can't erupt fully, and require treatment. Sara your Dentist or an oral ... Read More
Dr. Louis Gallia
45 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Post-op: I assume you mean after surgery. Usually a few days. See an oral surgeon for best results.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Quon
42 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Depends: The answer will depend upon whether you are referring to wisdom teeth that are still present in your mouth that are causing pain or pain from the remo ... Read More
Dr. Louis Gallia
45 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Few days: I'm assuming you mean after surgery. Usually 3-5 days. Medication helps. If you get a dry socket - your pain will last 3-5 days longer.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Douglas Tavenner, jr.
50 years experience Cosmetic Dentistry
Depends: Less than you think if you do the right things for the first 3 hours = bite firm on cotton over this extraction site, and use ice on the outside of t ... Read More
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Dr. Paul Grin
Dr. Paul Grin answered
36 years experience Pain Management
Antibiotics?: Missing one dosage shouldn't be a problem, as long as you continue with the rest as prescribed. If it's been less than half of the time between each o ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Quon
42 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
It can vary: The duration of discomfort can be related to the position and size of the wisdom tooth in the jaw as it is trying to erupt. Some wisdom teeth may be ... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brett Noorda
25 years experience Dentistry
Depends: Some stitches come out on their own by dissolving. Others must be removed. So it depends on the type you have. If they are the dissolvable type, they ... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joel Doyon
36 years experience Cosmetic Dentistry
Not too long: If you are talking about the local anesthetic, it usually lasts about 6-7 hours on the lower jaw. If you are asking about discomfort after extraction, ... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Cornelia Franz
Specializes in Pediatrics
48 hours-72 hours: Having 4 teeth removed that leave big holes will create an inflammatory response to promote healing. Ice helps as does homeopathic arnica and hypericu ... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Douglas Tavenner, jr.
50 years experience Cosmetic Dentistry
Depends: Stops within an hour if you control the first 3 hours = if you bite firm on cotton over this extraction site, and use ice on the outside of the face ... Read More

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