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can wisdom teeth removal hurt?

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Dr. Donald Cohen
41 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Maybe: It may but usually not that much. Usually the pain is easily managed with a prescription pain medication but some patients find tylenol (acetaminophen) or advil is adequate.
Answered on Jun 24, 2015
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Dr. Kevin Nail
10 years experience Dentistry
Wisdom tooth pain: The actual removal of the teeth or surgery should not hurt. You will be numb and possibly sedated depending on how your dentist/oral surgeon does it. Expect to have some post operative pain for at least a few days (I you are the patient, being 35....expect longer). Your dentist will give you plenty of meds to manage post operative pain. If your need them out, don't wait.
Answered on Jun 24, 2015
Dr. Paul Grin
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35 years experience Pain Management
Comfort zone: With the profound local anesthesia and IV sedation you will have no recall of the events of the dental treatment or experience any pain. In your case IV sedation is recommended. Take care.
Answered on May 18, 2015
Dr. Louis Gallia
44 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
No: No. You receive local anesthesia, or local plus IV sedation. After, pain medication. Make sure you are evaluated and treated by an oral surgeon.
Answered on Jun 26, 2015

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