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How Long Does Bleeding Last After Wisdom Tooth Extraction
A day or so: Heavy bleeding should subside right away. Some oozing can occur for a day or two. If you are having heavy bleeding, you may wish to place a tea bag (lipton black tea) on the socket. The tannic acid will help control the bleeding. If it does not subside, see your oral surgeon. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Extraction : Most wisdomm tooth extractions are sutured and there may be pink in the saliva up to 24 hours. Just bite ona tea bag and it should stop, if it doesn't go to a doctor asap. If you are getting red in the saliva from active bleeding go to a doctor or hospital immediate. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
One day to: 14 days is my standard answer. Depends on which tooth , the condition of the area prior to surgery, the surgical difficulty, your oral hygiene efficiency, your immune system/healing response and many other factors. Medication for the soreness should help. Nsaids are usually excellent. Ask your surgeon. ...Read more
Post op Bleeding: This varies on many factors- some medications effect blood clotting; difficulty of surgical removal, skill of surgeon & whether or not suturing closes flap completely or partially. Initial clotting should be up to about 10 minutes, some oozing may be expected for hours, irritation to clot from eating, brushing, flossing, tongue may induce slight bleeding even days later. Call your own dentist if ? ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
How severe?: I have first hand experienced getting a numbness in my tongue when my wisdom tooth was extracted at age 17. Half of my tongue was numb for few years and now after 23 years it is much better still not back to normal. It all depends on how severely the nerve is damaged. Sometimes it is very transient lasting from days to months and sometimes for many years. I hope no one ever experiences it! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends: Depends on how many and where they exactly are. After the local anesthetic is sufficiently working, I have spent as little as 5-10 minutes to get all 4 wisdom teeth, and I have also spent 2 hours to get all 4 wisdom teeth. Too many variables to quote a time at this time. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Little over a week: It takes 2 weeks for healing of tissue and so after wisdom teeth extraction any discomfort and swelling should get less and less and mostly gone in 2 weeks post op if there is no secondary infection. If swelling stays the same or gets larger please see your dentist asap. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Few days: most of the time the pain should not be noticeable with proper medication ( pain killers and antibiotics) and dental care, complicated surgical procedures requiring opening of the gums and cutting bone may take a little longer, a week or two, and may need stronger medications. Your dentist should be able to give you a better idea depending on you particular case. ...Read more
It can vary: How long the numbness lasts can depend on whether or not any infection is present, postoperative swelling, as well as what type of local anesthetic was used. In the lower jaw, we are always concerned about the close proximity of the roots of the wisdom teeth to the nerve that supplies sensations to the lower jaw. A risk of nerve involvement in the lower jaw may prolong the numbness. ...Read more
Extraction pain: Normally from a few hours to a day or two and can range from mild to moderate(to severe). Regardless, your dentist can prescribe an appropriate pain medication to keep you comfortable. There is a wide range of post-operative recovery timetables. Was is a loose baby tooth? Simple extraction? Difficult extraction? Severely impacted wisdom tooth? Your pain threshold? Etc. No simple answer here. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Pain: Swelling should be minimal unless the surgeon had to perform a surgical extraction and even then it should be moderate lasting perhaps a week or less. Bleeding should stop with in an hour, no real post op pain that Motrin cannot handle and that discomfort may last for a day or two (ie three motrin/day for two days). Hope this helps. ...Read more
Tooth extraction: Pain and swelling following wisdom tooth extraction is usually at its worst 24 – 48 hours after surgery, after that it should subside more and more every day and after 7 days stop. If pain persists or worsens, it may require attention and you should call your dentist or an oral surgeon for follow up appointment. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Swelling: Using ice 20 min on and 20 min off for the first three days after removal and sleeping at 45 degrees (four firm pillows) for the first three days helps prevent any swelling. Swelling should last about a week or less if it occurs. ...Read more
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