A 47-year-old member asked:
how long does it to heal after impacted wisdom tooth surgery?
3 doctor answers
Dr. Rishi Kumar answered
7 years experience Anesthesiology
Days to weeks: Symptoms of pain and fullness in the affected region usually subside in a few days with appropriate pain medications, but the actual healing of the gum tissue takes a few weeks to seal.
Answered on Mar 22, 2016
Dr. James Wright answered
32 years experience Dentistry
Many variables: So much in dental treatment depends on the patient, their pain tolerance as well as the type of extraction, ie; bony, or ankylosed. A surgeon's skill, touch & the way they do a surgery. Great hands with a patient who follows all of the home care directions can lead to a very positive result with very little pain. With all the variables, healing could be rapid or could last weeks. Meds can help.
Answered on Mar 26, 2013
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