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A 38-year-old member asked:

When after wisdom teeth removed will the gum grow back?

3 doctor answers4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Douglas Tavenner, jr.
51 years experience
Not a problem: The healing takes place from the inside out. The gum will heal after the inside allows it to do so – this usually takes 1-2 months. This is not a problem and you will probably not notice it after the 1st week.
Dr. Louis Gallia
Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial 46 years experience
Yes: Yes, should grow back normally. Make sure your wisdom teeth are removed by an oral surgeon.
Dr. Paul Grin
Pain Management 37 years experience
One-two weeks: Your post-operative healing time will vary, usually ranging from one-two weeks. If concerned, see your surgeon for post-op evaluation.
Last updated Apr 17, 2015


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