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My swelling is almost gone from wisdom teeth, 5th day, when does it completely go down?

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Dr. Randolph Todd answered

Specializes in Endodontics

7 to 14 days: Traumatic response from surgery varies from person to person but average response times range from 7 to 14 days. It is important to return to your doctor to be sure that your swelling is normal for the trauma of the procedure or if you have developed a secondary infection. Call your doctor!

Answered 12/9/2015

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Dr. Kini Tran answered

Specializes in Dentistry

1 to 2 weeks: Everyone heals differently.; some will heal in 1 week where they do not feel anykind of dull achyness from the extraction, while others take up to 2 weeks before they do not feel anymore achyness. Standard of care is that the doctor will see the patient 1 week post-op to evaluate the healing progression . If you see that the dull ache is going away more and more everyday, that is a good sign.

Answered 4/24/2016

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Dr. James Wright answered

Specializes in Dentistry

Takes some time: Swelling after a tooth extraction can last for some time, depending on the severity of the situation & the difficulty of the extraction. Aleve, (naproxen) advil, Motrin or for more holistic patients arnica can help reduce swelling & pain.

Answered 7/3/2015

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Dr. JC MORGAN answered

Specializes in

7-10 days: At least 7-10 days, and too late for ice now!

Answered 7/3/2015

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Dr. Ronald Achong answered

Specializes in Oral &Maxillofacial Surgery

After 1 week: You get maximum swelling after 3 days for most surgical procedures. After 1 week, the majority of the swelling should have resolved.

Answered 12/29/2016

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Dr. Louis Gallia answered

Specializes in Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial

About a week.: Probably in another week. Varies with patient.

Answered 7/3/2015

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