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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kirk Yen
Dr. Kirk Yen answered
37 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Better or worse?: Typically after surgery, the surgical pain lasts a few days then it progressively gets better. The trend is to have less and less discomfort from dec ... Read More
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Dr. Gary Sandler
53 years experience Dentistry
Postop pain\swelling: If it's been getting better each day or at least the last day or two, you could wait it out. If there is no improvement or if pain and\or swelling is ... Read More
Dr. Thomas Yash
45 years experience Dentistry
See surgeon: Call your surgeon and have post-op examine. There are many common post-op complications like dry sockets or infections. They can determine the cause a ... Read More

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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hetesh Ranchod -- Dr. Ranch
25 years experience Dentistry
Yes: Depending on the level of difficulty in removing the teeth, the swelling may take awhile to go down. Be sure to follow the surgeons instructions. If ... Read More
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
39 years experience Dentistry
Possibly: Each extraction is different, and depending on the difficulty, swelling can last a week. Since you are on antibiotics, you probably had an infection, ... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Wright
32 years experience Dentistry
Varies..: It varies... Depending on the type of extraction, the surgeons style and expertise and the patient, post surgery pain varies dramatically. Whatever yo ... Read More
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Dr. Theodore Ritota
8 years experience Dentistry
Not really: Sounds like you have a secondary infection. Return to the dr that took out the tooth. After 4 days you should be feeling pretty good under most circum ... Read More
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Dr. Harvey Shiffman
36 years experience Cosmetic Dentistry
Sometimes: Depending on the severity of the condition of the tooth that was extracted, it is possible to be swollen of have pain for several days. It is best to ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Theodore Grellner
47 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
It might be one of..: ... The lymph nodes close to the submandibular gland that is swollen due to the surgery. Since the mouth is populated with many bacteria, the wisdom ... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
39 years experience Dentistry
You've had surgery: Depending on the difficulty of the extraction, the bone and gum tissue in the area has been traumatized. Add the injections through the muscle, cuttin ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Zahid Ahmed
10 years experience Dentistry
2-6 weeks, varies : Following a tooth extraction you can should generally feel a gradual improvement in your symptoms over the first 2 weeks. If you feel like the pain is ... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Aalam Samsavar
34 years experience Dentistry
Common complication: The most common complication after wisdom tooth extraction is trismus, or tightness in the jaw muscles. . This tightness can last several days to tw ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Louis Gallia
44 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Difficult problem.: It depends if it is an acute or chronic problem. Many patient with infected wisdom teeth have restricted opening due to infection. If you take antibio ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Jerry Brown
52 years experience Prosthodontics
Wisdom Tooth P.O.: Good day; Always speak with practitioner after any type of surgical care; however, do not rinse around the extraction site area for 48 hours. The cl ... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
39 years experience Dentistry
Infection ?: Dry socket ? Sutures with bacteria ? These are all guesses, and that's not what you want. Call your surgeon to discuss your concerns.

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