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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Sandler
53 years experience Dentistry
Me too: Without knowing your medical history, medications, difficulty of procedure, pain threshold, pain medications you might be taking, how long ago the too ... Read More
Dr. Paul Grin
Dr. Paul Grin answered
35 years experience Pain Management
Tooth extraction: Pain and swelling following wisdom tooth extraction is usually at its worst 24 – 48 hours after surgery, after that it should subside more and more ev ... Read More

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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Albert E. Klitzke
8 years experience Dentistry
1 day to weeks: The recoverytime will depend on how 1. How many teeth wer removed? 2. Were they extracted easily or was a dental handpiece used to remove bone aroun ... Read More
Dr. Daniel Martin
23 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
2 days of couch time: That's a tough one-size-fits-all question. Usually i tell my patients to schedule 2 days of solid couch time, then the swelling and discomfort will i ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
39 years experience Dentistry
1 day to 1 week: Very hard to predict how you will react to the surgery since it is unknown how fast you heal, your pain tolerance, and the difficulty of the extractio ... Read More
Dr. Arnold Malerman
52 years experience Orthodontics
Better each day: The day after surgery will probably be the most uncomfortable. It should begin to diminish by day 3. If pain increases, or of it does not gradually ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
39 years experience Dentistry
1 to 14 days: Can't predict the extent or length of pain since every extraction is different and everyone has a different tolerance to pain.
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeremy Hodge
16 years experience Dentistry
Longer the better: I typically recommend you have a couple days to rest after having teeth out. The main reason is that you have undergone a minor surgery and your body ... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kenneth Van Stralen
36 years experience Dentistry
7-10 days: You will be able to eat soft foods within a day or two. The sockets usually are closed in a week or so.
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jovita Anyanwu
29 years experience Internal Medicine
As long: As prescribed or as long as you have pain.Which ever comes first.
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gary Sandler
53 years experience Dentistry
Wound healing: With the understanding that each case is different from both a dental and medical standpoint here are some basic guidelines. Gums will heal over in ab ... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Stachler
30 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Wisdom tooth extract: It will take at least a week to start feeling better. Make sure you irrigate the extraction sites to get all the food particles out of the sockets y ... Read More
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A 54-year-old male asked:
Dr. Paul Grin
Dr. Paul Grin answered
35 years experience Pain Management
A half hour: A certain amount of bleeding is to be expected following surgery. Slight bleeding, oozing, or redness in the saliva is very common. Excessive bleeding ... Read More
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