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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
40 years experience Dentistry
Depends: If you are asleep during the procedure, you will be clueless and remember nothing. If you are awake and have just local anesthetic, there should be no ... Read More
Dr. Paul Grin
Dr. Paul Grin answered
36 years experience Pain Management
Very common : However, the extraction of wisdom teeth involves a surgical procedure that is far from a simple tooth extraction. Many patients require the treatment ... Read More
Dr. Kevin Nail
11 years experience Dentistry
Wisdom tooth surgery: Expect on average for the total procedure time for 4 teeth with anesthesia and post operative instructions to take an hour. Sometimes less, sometimes ... Read More

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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Merrett
29 years experience Dentistry
Wisdom recovery: The best way is to follow the instructions given to you from your doctor. No smoking for 24-48 hours. No alcohol for 24-48 hours. No lifting or heavy ... Read More
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Dr. Richard Ruden
38 years experience Dentistry
Follow instructions: The most important aspect to recover from any extraction is to follow post op instructions. You should use ice for the first 24 hours to reduce inflam ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brett Noorda
25 years experience Dentistry
A few days off: Expect some discomfort bordering on pain, but it should be controllable with pain medication. Expect puffiness or swelling of your cheeks and neck, bu ... Read More
Dr. Ronald Achong
18 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Depends: Depends on the patient. However, expect to have discomfort and swelling for at least a few days. Usually patients may take 2-3 days off work to rec ... Read More
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Dr. Louis Gallia
45 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Oral surgeon: Too complex to completely answer here. For best results, see a board certified oral & maxillofacial surgeon for exam/recommendations/treatment.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
40 years experience Dentistry
1 to 14 days: There is a very wide range of "healing times" for an extraction, since each one is different... Some require removal of bone and sectioning of the too ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
40 years experience Dentistry
Normal for NYC: Fees always fall into a range, and that amount falls into the range for an specialist in nyc.
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jaime Quejada
34 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Minor: Usually for most wisdom teeth. Major if it is associated with certain cysts/tumors.
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeff Kimble
22 years experience Dentistry
Few days: Usually you are pretty sore for 2-3 days, sometimes longer.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jaime Quejada
34 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
During surgery: You should really feel nothing especially if it is done under a general anesthetic. Under light sedation or local anesthesis, you may feel pressure bu ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Yash
46 years experience Dentistry
As long as possible: Depending on the difficulty of the extraction, no smoking for 24 hours. The sooner you smoke, the more likely you will have problems. You risk getting ... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kevin Hanley
43 years experience Orthodontics
Highly unlikely: The odds of dying from having your wisdom teeth extracted are extremely small. Such deaths are very rare. The surgery is not that invasive, and you us ... Read More
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