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How long can it take for wisdom teeth surgery to heal?

How long can it take for wisdom teeth surgery to heal?

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.

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Normally, how long would the surgery for wisdom teeth take?

Normally, how long would the surgery for wisdom teeth take?

From start to finish: About 30 minutes to 1 hour. Each patient, each case, each doctor is different. How many teeth and how difficult the removal plays a big role. Ask your own surgeon for the most accurate guestimate.

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I'm wondering how long should I take off after wisdom teeth surgery?

I'm wondering how long should I take off after wisdom teeth surgery?

Ask surgeon: It depends on how your body heals, if any bone needs to be removed, are they impacted? If they are impacted and bone needs to be removed to get the teeth out, then allow yourself more time to recover. Cutting/removing bone results in more post-operative pain and swelling. Talk to the dentist who's removing the tooth/teeth to get an idea how much recovery time you need.

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I'm wondering how long does it take to heal from wisdom teeth removal surgery?

I'm wondering how long does it take to heal from wisdom teeth removal surgery?

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.

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I need to have all four wisdom teeth extracted, and want to know how long it will take to recover from that kind of surgery? I've heard about dry socket, how do I avoid that so that I don't have a lot of pain? .

Varies: Every patient responds and recovers from surgery differently. My patients are advised to take it easy for the first 2-3 days after surgery and to follow the postop instructions closely. Dry sockets may be precipitated by excessive spitting, rinsing and smoking immediately following surgery, and are usually associated with the removal of teeth from the lower jaw.

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How long after wisdom teeth surgery before I can smoke again?

How long after wisdom teeth surgery before I can smoke again?

Try never: Smoking has chemicals that get into the healing tissue and destroys this new tissue. This also can create a painful dry socket. If the surgery was complex, you need to wait a lot longer for the healing. Therefore, ask your surgeon. Keep in mind that smoking even injures normal tissue creating potential cancers and tumors.

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How long after wisdom teeth surgery will I be able to return to work?

How long after wisdom teeth surgery will I be able to return to work?

Depends: On the extent of the surgery. I usually recommend someone to get the surgery on friday and they should be ok by monday. That is if they rest thru the weekend and follow post op instructions meticulously.

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I'm curious as to how long is the surgery to remove 4 rootless wisdom teeth?

I'm curious as to how long is the surgery to remove 4 rootless wisdom teeth?

I'm assuming: They are impacted wisdom teeth. There is no set time but typically with no complications an oral surgeon can take them out within an hour. Hope this helps.

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How long before I can start chewing with my back teeth after wisdom teeth surgery?

Extractions & Diet: No sutures and non-impacted wisdom teeth removed - whenever it feels comfortable. Sutures and impacted wisdom teeth removed - soft foods for a week then advance as tolerated. Much is dependent on what feels comfortable for you and range of motion. Semi-solids are always good to stick to for the first week before venturing back into firm solids. No need to rush.

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How long after wisdom teeth surgery should I start eating hard foods again because I'm getting sick of the soft food diet?

How long after wisdom teeth surgery should I start eating hard foods again because I'm getting sick of the soft food diet?

Oral Surgery post-op: Generally, most patients can resume their normal diet in about a week, though it is important to try and observe a soft diet for the first 48-72 hours following oral surgery. If your still unsure, consult with your dentist or oral surgeon regarding their post-operative recommendations. Hope this helps.

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How long before I can go back to driving after having my wisdom teeth surgery?

How long before I can go back to driving after having my wisdom teeth surgery?

Once the anesthesia: Has completely worn off and you are not on any analgesics or medications that can cause drowsiness. And of course that you feel well enough to drive. Hope this helps.

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How many days does it take for pain from a wisdom teeth surgery and septoplasty surgery to subside?

How many days does it take for pain from a wisdom teeth surgery and septoplasty surgery to subside?

Depends: It will vary depending on the difficulty of the surgery and how healthy you are. The average person will feel much better in 2-3 days, but some people will be sore for weeks or even months. You should talk to your surgeon to know what to expect.

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How long after wisdom teeth surgery till there is no longer a chance of getting a dry socket?

How long after wisdom teeth surgery till there is no longer a chance of getting a dry socket?

1 week: Dry socket after tooth extraction is one of the most dreaded tooth extraction complications. The severe pain typically starts about 3-4 days after the tooth was extracted, but you can have a dry socket a week after an extraction. Take care.

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Hi docs, would my lip piercing close if I take out for a wisdom teeth removal surgery?

Hi docs, would my lip piercing close if I take out for a wisdom teeth removal surgery?

NO: You can put it back in a few days after surgery. It will take longer to close, unless you just had the piercing recently and it is not full y healed.

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Can you take trazadone or  amitriptyline  after wisdom teeth surgery?  I haven't taken any pain killers and I had the surgery at 7 am

Can you take trazadone or  amitriptyline  after wisdom teeth surgery?  I haven't taken any pain killers and I had the surgery at 7 am

Report?: Did you report ALL your medications to your Oral Surgical Specialist before the extraction? If so the Oral Surgeon would have discussed medication management before the surgery. In the absence of information to the contrary, it should be OK to take your anti-depressants. To be 100% sere, call the Oral Surgeon.

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What is wisdom teeth surgery like?

Very common: However, the extraction of wisdom teeth involves a surgical procedure that is far from a simple tooth extraction. Many patients require the treatment by an oral surgeon. The key to successful and uneventful recovery from wisdom teeth surgery is appropriate anesthesia and finding the right dentist/surgeon.

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How to recover fast from wisdom teeth surgery?

How to recover fast from wisdom teeth surgery?

Wisdom recovery: The best way is to follow the instructions given to you from your doctor. No smoking for 24-48 hours. No alcohol for 24-48 hours. No lifting or heavy exercise for 24-48 hours. Do not suck through straw for 24-48 hours. Soft foods for the 24 hours. Rinse your mouth with warm salt water 3x a day or after meals. Rest and relax.

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