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A 37-year-old member asked:

How long do docs recommend i should i be in pain after having a wisdom tooth removed?

2 doctor answers2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Abraham Jaskiel
Dentistry 22 years experience
Wisdom tooth: It can last up to a week, but if the pain increases go back to your dentist, you may have an infection or dry socket.
Dr. Louis Gallia
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 45 years experience
Variable: Depends on the degree of difficulty of the extraction. Usually 3-5 days. Longer if you develop a dry socket. See the wisdom tooth expert - oral & maxillfacial surgeon.

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A 48-year-old member asked:

How long should I be in nagging pain after having a wisdom tooth removed?

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Dr. James Beck
Dentistry 11 years experience
Should improve daily: Wisdom tooth extraction can often be a complicated procedure. Nagging discomfort is normal for a few days, but the discomfort should slowly get better every day after treatment. After any extraction, a dry socket can form, which is a painful condition in which healing takes longer. Also food impaction can lead to nagging discomfort. Go back to the dentist of your nagging pain doesn't improve.

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Last updated May 29, 2016

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