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how long does wisdom tooth pain last

A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Donald Blair
48 years experience Dentistry
1 week: If you are talking about the pain associated with the eruption of wisdom teeth it is variable. Antibiotics are sometimes needed for infection. If you ... Read More
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Dr. Robert Mokbel
41 years experience Dentistry
It depends: Without knowing how badly were the wisdom teeth and how extensive was the surgery, it would be hard to say for sure, for simple extractions the pain m ... Read More
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Dr. James Wright
32 years experience Dentistry
Many Factors: So much in dental treatment depends on the patient, their pain tolerance as well as the type of extraction, ie; bony, or ankylosed. A surgeon's skill, ... Read More

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Dr. Diane Stacey
44 years experience Dentistry
Usually 4 to 5 days: If you have your wisdom teeth removed, the recovery period is usually 4 to 5 days.
Dr. Robert Douglas
50 years experience Orthodontics
Depends on Cause: Wisdom tooth pain can be caused by the gum, the tooth itself or by other factors such as TMJ. An inbox consult with me at www. health tap.com/douglasd ... Read More
Dr. Louis Gallia
44 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
????: Do you mean after surgery? Or just painful. If a wisdom tooth is painful, you'll likely have intermittent pain until removed. For best results with wi ... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mandakini Patel
40 years experience Pediatrics
Painful wisdom: If your wisdom tooth is impacted and is painful from that you should see a dentist. Most dentists will recommend removal of the wisdom teeth especiall ... Read More
Dr. Richard Ruden
37 years experience Dentistry
Varies: If the tooth is erupting properly and you have the space for it the pain will last for up to a week but will gradually improve each day..However, if y ... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Louis Gallia
44 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Sleeve?: Do you mean Aleve (naproxen)? Pain medication temporary solution. See wisdom tooth expert for consultation. For best results with wisdom teeth, make ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jonathan Richards
17 years experience Endodontics
12 hours: On average, 12 hours waiting time should be enough, but medicines can have different effects on different people. So it ultimately depends on the medi ... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Yash
45 years experience Dentistry
Wisdom teeth?: If you still have your wisdom teeth at your age, i would get them evaluated by a dentist. If impacted, they may be affecting your other teeth or causi ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
39 years experience Dentistry
OTC Pain meds: ..Until you can get to your dentist to determine if that tooth needs to be extracted.
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
39 years experience Dentistry
A few thoughts...: A cavity, an infection, pressure from eruption. Have a local dentist take a look.
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Sandler
53 years experience Dentistry
Wisdom tooth pain: Start by seeing a dentist to determine whether or not the wisdom tooth should remain or be removed. There are so many scenarios here that one cannot ... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
39 years experience Dentistry
More info needed: What is the pain due to? Extraction? Filling? Eruption? Cavity? Without this info no correct answer can be given. See a local dentist for either treat ... Read More

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