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A 30-year-old member asked:

Please tell me how long it takes for to recover after having a wisdom tooth removed?

3 doctor answers6 doctors weighed in
Dr. Gary Sandler
Dentistry 55 years experience
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.
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Dr. Louis Gallia
Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial 46 years experience
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.
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Dr. Paul Grin
Pain Management 37 years experience
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.
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