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A 31-year-old member asked:

impacted wisdom teeth removal - after care suggestions?

2 doctor answers8 doctors weighed in
Dr. Sandra Eleczko
Dentistry 36 years experience
Wisdom tooth : Follow the post op instructions given by the extracting dentist. No smoking. Soft diet. Take the pain medications as directed. No strenuous activities for the first few days. Talk to your surgeon about any concerns you have.
Dr. Louis Gallia
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 45 years experience
Oral surgeon: Asking those questions suggests you have seen a dentist who is not an oral surgeon. Make sure you are evaluated and treated by a boar certified oral surgeon. Wisdom teeth removal is routine and you will get much more information about your condition and complete written instructions about how to manage your wisdom teeth postop. Each case is different.

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A 35-year-old member asked:

How long for a full recovery after impacted wisdom teeth removal?

2 doctor answers4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc
Family Medicine 23 years experience
Hard to tell: Anywhere from 1 week to 2-3 weeks depending on how traumatic your extraction was.
A 34-year-old member asked:

Not impacted wisdom teeth removal. How long would it take to recover?

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Dr. Ajay Acharya
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1-2wk: 1-2wk usually without infection.
A 43-year-old member asked:

Impacted wisdom teeth removal - i need some after care tips?

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. David Mjos
Dentistry 44 years experience
Follow directions: Follow the post op directions they give you.
Philadelphia, PA
A 22-year-old female asked:

How long does it take to recover from a impacted wisdom teeth removal?

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Charles Kattuah
Dentistry 23 years experience
1-2 weeks: If you are young and healthy the surgical sites should be healed enough to be symptom free in 1-2 weeks. Make sure that you follow all post op instructions so that there will be a minimal risk of complications. Full healing of the areas will take about 3 months.

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