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How Long Does Wisdom Teeth Surgery Take
Varies: Every patient responds and recovers differently from any surgical procedure. Recovery may be dependent upon the degree of difficulty of your surgery, your health and your perception and tolerance to pain. One patient may have four impacted wisdom teeth removed and have no down time while another patient can have an erupted tooth removed and require several days of recovery. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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Depends: It really depends upon how intrusive the surgery is. If the teeth are fully formed and infected, recovery can be prolonged. In general, most people are back to work the next day. Smokers run a higher risk of dry socket, which can form 72 hrs after surgery. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends.: Recovery will depend on whether or not the wisdom tooth is fully erupted (quick recovery-a day or less), tissue-impacted ( a day or two) or partial bony to full bony impacted (up to a week). Also involved is what is the ease of access to the site and what orientation the tooth is in. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Healing from surgery: It depends on your overall health. If you are a healthy individual with no other health problems it takes 2 days usually before you are able to move around and do regular activities. If you have other health issues you may need more time (it took me 7 days because i didn't handle the medication well) so the main thing is to follow your doctor's instructions, don't smoke and rest a lot. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
About a week: Usually the extraction site is almost covered over after one week. The socket doesn't fill in completely until about six weeks. ...Read more
Depends on..,,.: Is it a simple extraction of an intact tooth? Then expect a quicker, less eventful healing. Is it an impacted tooth (under the gum line and imbedded in the bone)? Then expect more uncomfortable and longer healing period. Those represent the two extremes, your teeth removal may be somewhat between what i described. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
About two weeks: Wisdom tooth extraction is usually not as complicated as you might think. If the wisdom teeth are already erupted (meaning you can see them in your mouth), they should be easy to extract and recovery time will be one to two weeks. If impacted, the procedure is a little more complicated and complete recovery might take a little longer. In either case, you should feel just fine in a two or so weeks. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends: People have different healing ability. General health status and difficulty level of extraction affect the healing speed. Averagely, your gum in extraction area need 5-7 days to cover and close the opeing of extraction socket. But total healing needs up to 1 year after extraction; however, 90% of healing will be done in 6 monthes. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends: Recovery from any surgery depends on the difficulty of your surgery, your age and physical status, type of anesthesia or sedation provided, and more importantly your mental status or frame of mind (perception and response to pain or discomfort). Some patients resume normal activity the same day, while others may have a more prolonged recovery time. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
1-2 weeks: If you are young and healthy the surgical sites should be healed enough to be symptom free in 1-2 weeks. Make sure that you follow all post op instructions so that there will be a minimal risk of complications. Full healing of the areas will take about 3 months. ...Read more
48 hours normal: The discomfort will typically be greatest in the first 48 hours. If you ice the area during this period, you can greatly reduce it. Right after surgery our body produces pain chemicals and send them to the wounded area. By icing the area, you can greatly limit the arrival of these pain particles, thus reducing pain. After 48 hours, pain is less everyday. If worsened, there is likely other cause. ...Read more
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