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Can someone tell me how long will i be in pain after gettin teeth extracted?

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Dr. Sandra Eleczko
Dentistry 36 years experience
Day or two: It depends on how difficult the extraction was, if there is an infection and how your system eats and handles pain. But generally about a day or two. You should be able to return to work quickly, the same or following day. You will be prescribed pain medication and an antibiotic if needed. Follow the instructions to make your recovery as easy as possible.
Dr. Daniel Quon
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 42 years experience
Varies: The level and duration of pain following extraction of teeth may depend on the level of difficulty of the procedure, type of anesthesia provided, experience and technique of your dentist. The unknown variable is your perception and response to pain, as everyone has a different threshold for pain and/or discomfort.

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