A 43-year-old member asked:
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is wisdom teeth removal painful?

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Dr. Debi Williams
25 years experience Dentistry
Tips for pain relief: Any tooth extraction can be uncomfortable. The key is good home care. As soon as possible place an ice pack on your face...Even if you have to store your own ice bag in a cooler in the car. Keep ice on your face 20min on then 20 min off for the first 24 hours. Take pain meds as prescribed and limit activity. Dont suck through a straw, spit alot, slurp soup or smoke. Eat soft foods for 24 hrs.
Answered on Mar 7, 2018
Dr. Richard Kelner
8 years experience Dentistry
ANSWER: There are a number of factors that come into play for your question. Are the teeth exposed or impacted? Are you having problems with them? If exposed are they loose? Does the person you are seeing do alot of these or just a case now and then? These are all things you must consider to have and insight into amount of expected discomfort post operatively. Get yourself to a respected specialist.
Answered on Jun 5, 2013
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Dr. Daniel Quon
41 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Does not have to be: The removal of wisdom teeth can be performed comfortably and safely by individuals who are trained and experienced in sedation and/or general anesthesia. Your dentist and/or surgeon can discuss options that are available for you so that you can have a comfortable procedure.
Answered on Nov 5, 2012
Dr. Kevin Nail
10 years experience Dentistry
Wisdom tooth: The procedure of removing the teeth should not be painful. You will likely have some post operative pain (unless you are lucky). Your doctor will likely prescribe you some strong pain meds to manage the pain until you are healed. During the procedure, if you are not completely sedated, you will possibly hear funny noises (drilling sounds and popping/cracking of the tooth and feel pressure).
Answered on May 21, 2015

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