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how long can a cheek infection from wisdom tooth extraction last?

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Dr. Alex Shvartsman
Cosmetic Dentistry 25 years experience
1-3 weeks: 2 weeks average.
Dr. Charles Kattuah
Dentistry 23 years experience
Antibiotics: Most diagnosed infections should be treated with antibiotics. If you developed an infection in your cheek from getting wisdom teeth extracted and it has lasted over a week then call the surgeon back and ask them for a prescription for antibiotics. These types of infections may not resolve on their own and could be life threatening so don't wait.

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