A 43-year-old member asked:
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when after wisdom teeth removal will i feel normal?

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Dr. Michael Montgomery
40 years experience Dentistry
Varies by individual: It is recommended that heavy physical activity should not be done for 48-72 hours after removal of wisdom teeth to protect the blood clot and not stress the wound site. In terms of feeling "normal, " every individual heals at a different rate, but most people feel relatively normal within 7-10 days barring any infection. Complete closure of the gum over the extraction site will take 4-6 weeks.
Answered on Aug 27, 2013
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Dr. Joel Doyon
35 years experience Cosmetic Dentistry
Varies: It varies from patient to patient and it also varies based on the position of the tooth in the jaw bone. Usually you should feel back to normal after 1-2 weeks. Some feel fine in a couple of days.
Answered on Aug 12, 2013

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