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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
39 years experience Dentistry
Tooth extraction: The pain in your temples could be from having your mouth opened wide during the extraction, and the pain under your jaw could just be normal following ... Read More

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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Koos
20 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
One is certainly : Better than having all 4 out at same time (which is what is normally done to limit procedures and recoveries). Mostly will depend on whether it is fu ... Read More
Dr. Behram Dalal
30 years experience Dentistry
It all depends : On the extent of the surgery / degree of impaction / angulation ... For the most part, IV all goes well, most people are up and about that evening ... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joel Doyon
35 years experience Cosmetic Dentistry
It varies: Recovery time varies from people to people. It depends on your pain threshold , how fast you clot and immune system to prevent infections.
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Dr. Kenneth Grossman
43 years experience Endodontics
Varies: Patient health, age, and the severity of the impactions, along with the amount of trauma needed to extract are the major determinants.
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. R Lee Hinson
37 years experience Dentistry
Small pieces of: Bone can be dislodged during surgery to remove the tooth. These can be teased out by your surgeon or may work themselves out naturally. The situation ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sal Aragona
40 years experience Dentistry
Premedication: Premedication starting a day before wisdom teeth extractions with a mild steroid (decadron) and an anti-inflammatory (motrin) will do wonders at keepi ... Read More
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Calvert
35 years experience Dentistry
Yes: A damaged nerve can regenerate after wisdom tooth extraction, but it will take time. Sometimes, if it is going to come back, it can take several month ... Read More
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Dr. G Funari
Dr. G Funari answered
44 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
An : An impacted tooth is one that has not fully erupted into the mouth and is, to some degree, still covered gum tissue and / or bone. A fully impacted t ... Read More
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A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Edgar Mendizabal
54 years experience Internal Medicine
Not normal: but not unusual. It will get better in a few days
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Eitner
33 years experience Family Medicine
24 hours: For a simple extraction, swelling usually resolves within 24 hours or less. If the extraction was complicated or infected, it may take a few days lon ... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Arnold Malerman
52 years experience Orthodontics
Yes: Call your Oral Surgical Specialist. Referral to a Neurologist may be in order.
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