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how painful is wisdom tooth removal?

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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 Jun 25, 2015
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Dr. Andrew Sauchelli
37 years experience Dentistry
The procedure to remove the teeth should NOT be uncomfortable. The surgeons use various types of anesthesia to insure your comfort. At your consult prior to the surgical date, you will have time to express your concerns and review anesthesia and post-operative issues with your doctor.
Mar 4, 2014
Dr. Ronald Achong
17 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Depends: There probably will be some discomfort for a few days. However, pain medications can get you through this time period. The amount of pain depends if the procedure went smooth, if there were any complications during the procedure, if there are any medical issues and the pain tolerance of the patient.
Answered on Jun 25, 2015
Dr. Louis Gallia
44 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Usually none: Usually no pain during the procedure. Local anesthesia, sometimes with oral or IV sedation. Postop pain managed with pain medication. For best result, see an oral surgeon for assessment/recommendations/surgery.
Answered on Jun 30, 2015

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