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how long does the soreness last after tooth extraction

A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. R Lee Hinson
37 years experience Dentistry
One day to: 14 days is my standard answer. Depends on which tooth , the condition of the area prior to surgery, the surgical difficulty, your oral hygiene effici ... Read More

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A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Arnold Malerman
52 years experience Orthodontics
Healing: Healing should progress uneventfully. You should be a little less sore every day with most soreness gone in under 2 weeks. Bone and soft tissues wil ... Read More
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jerry Brown
52 years experience Prosthodontics
Post Op Ext Symptoms: Good afternoon; Extraction may have required removal of bone and gingival tissue directly around extraction site which would cause the area to be quit ... Read More
Dr. Arnold Malerman
52 years experience Orthodontics
Healing: The length of time for healing after surgery depends on the extent of the surgery, whether or not the are was infected, the skill of the practitioner, ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lawrence Kessler
55 years experience Periodontics
Sore gums: The area around the extraction can be sore for more than a week it all depends how the tooth was extracted and if the gum was flapped back go back to ... Read More
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
39 years experience Dentistry
Not unusual: But then again, you may be coincidentally coming down with a sore throat. Visit the surgeon who extracted the tooth to see if it is healing well... ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Manami Yamaguchi
24 years experience Dentistry
Sore gums: Much discomfort after extraction comes from the body's reaction to the surgery. This reaction is called inflammation. Whether it is medically needed t ... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Donald Cohen
41 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Usually not: It depends on the nature of the extraction and how long it has been. Usually there is some discomfort but this should resolve pretty quickly.
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Bates
35 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Yes: Canker sores can form in response to many forms of stress, including surgical stress. An oral ulcer may form at the site of the tooth extraction, at t ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Fay Gyapong
30 years experience Dentistry
Post Extraction: Hard sore bumps after wisdom tooth extraction? This question requires more information such as time frame after surgery, location of sore areas etc. I ... Read More
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A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gary Sandler
53 years experience Dentistry
Healing socket: The appearance of a healing socket varies greatly. You did not mention how long ago the tooth was extracted, and whether the pain/soreness is getting ... Read More
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