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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
44 years experience 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 on Dec 9, 2015
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Dr. Kini Tran
Dr. Kini Tran answered
18 years experience 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 on Apr 24, 2016
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Dr. James Wright
33 years experience 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 on Jul 3, 2015
Dr. JC MORGAN
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7-10 days: At least 7-10 days, and too late for ice now!
Answered on Jul 3, 2015
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Dr. Ronald Achong
18 years experience Oral and 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 on Dec 29, 2016
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Dr. Louis Gallia
45 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
About a week.: Probably in another week. Varies with patient.
Answered on Jul 3, 2015

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