A 30-year-old member asked:
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please tell me how long it takes for to recover after having a wisdom tooth removed?

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Dr. Gary Sandler
54 years experience Dentistry
Recover?: What does recover mean to you? Do you have a desk job or are you a construction worker? A wisdom tooth can be a simple extraction or a very complicated procedure for a bony impaction. Expect a day to a week to be somewhat uncomfortable, swollen, etc. You should ask your own dentist (surgeon) as he\she knows you and your specific situation best.
Answered on Jun 28, 2015
Dr. Louis Gallia
45 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Depends: Depends on degree of difficulty, number of teeth, age. It may take 7-10 days for full recovery, absent any complications. For best results, have procedure done by board certified oral & maxillofacial surgeon.
Answered on Jul 1, 2015
Dr. Paul Grin
Dr. Paul Grin answered
36 years experience Pain Management
2-3 weeks: It can take up to 2-3 weeks to fully recover after having your wisdom teeth removed. If concerned, see your surgeon for post-op appointment. Good luck.
Answered on Jun 30, 2015

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