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How To Ease Pain From Wisdom Teeth
Depends: How many days ago did you have your wisdom teeth? Patients tend to be sore for 3-7 days after wisdom teeth removal. Sometimes there is discomfort for 2 weeks depending on the patient, health issues, pain threshold, patient compliance etc. See your dds for a follow up visit. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
See a dentist: You need to see a dentist for a clinical and radiographic examination to determine why you are having pain from your wisdom teeth. Before you can treat a problem, you first have to identify and diagnose the source of the problem so that the appropriate recommendations and/or options can be provided. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Get to the dentist!: The quickest and best way to get rid of the pain associated with wisdom teeth is to get to the dentist and have them evaluated as to the presence or absence of infection and whether or not they need to be removed. Until then, you can take otc pain medication as advil, motrin, aleve (naproxen) or what you would normally take for a headache. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends: Some patients have no pain and some have a ton. Some are great the next day, and some develop dry socket. I have found that typically the younger the patients are, the better they heal and the less pain they have. It is also directly related to the extent of the surgical procedure. Some 3rd molar surgeries are extensive. Contact your surgeon and they might have a ballpark figure. Hope that helps. ...Read more
Post Op Pain: The amount of pain or discomfort you feel is directly proportional to the difficulty of the surgery, the expertise of the surgeon and your individual response to pain (pain threshold, recuperative powers). Typically the worst pain is for 1-3 days and then eases off. You should have been give oral and\or written instructions along with pain medication advice\rx. If in doubt call your dentist. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
2-3 days: The removal of impacted teeth is a surgical procedure and post-operative pain is a common complaint. For moderate pain take NSAID or Tylenol (acetaminophen) OTC. For severe pain, take the prescribed medication as directed. The pain should subside considerably over the next 2-3 days. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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