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how long does it to heal after impacted wisdom tooth surgery?

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Dr. Rishi Kumar
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
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Dr. James Wright
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
Dr. Harry Aronowitz
43 years experience Orthodontics
Depends: If no bone was removed, maybe just a couple of weeks. If bone needed to be removed to clear the impaction it could take 2 or 3 times longer.
Answered on Apr 25, 2015

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