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How long will the pain from wisdom teeth extraction last?

How long will the pain from wisdom teeth extraction last?

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

Dr. Cornelius O'leary jr
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Wisdom Teeth (Definition)

Wisdom teeth are the last molars to "come in" to a person's mouth. They usually emerge when someone is 17 to 21 years old. Many wisdom teeth become impacted for lack of room in the mouth, and ...Read more


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How long am i suspose to be in pain from wisdom teeth extraction?

How long am i suspose to be in pain from wisdom teeth extraction?

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 more

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Normally, how long would the pain from wisdom teeth extraction last?

Normally, how long would the pain from wisdom teeth extraction last?

Premedication: Premedication starting a day before wisdom teeth extractions with a mild steroid (decadron) and an anti-inflammatory (motrin) will do wonders at keeping swelling and pain under control after the procedure. Review this with your treating dentist. ...Read more

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What to do if I have pain from wisdom teeth extraction, how long will it last?

What to do if I have pain from wisdom teeth extraction, how long will it last?

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 more

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What is the best medication to relieve pain from a wisdom teeth extraction?

What is the best medication to relieve pain from a wisdom teeth extraction?

Antiinflammatory med: After tooth extraction- there is inflammation. So an anti-inflammatory medication is very important. Ibuprofen or Naproxen are both available without prescription and have prescription strengths as well. Acetaminophen is a good pain reliever but not anti-inflammatory. So taking both can help- or a prescription strenght pain reliever is often needed - usually a narcotic analgesic for a short time. ...Read more

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How to ease my mouth pain from swelling because of wisdom teeth extraction?

How to ease my mouth pain from swelling because of  wisdom teeth extraction?

Ice and Pain Med: Pain is usually present after wisdom teeth removal. Prevent inflammation and much less pain will occur. Use anti-inflammatory meds and ice to control pain and swelling. ...Read more

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Is wisdom teeth extraction painful?

It depends: On how difficult they are to remove and each patient is different in terms of pain tolerance. The pain is usually handles with prescription medications. ...Read more

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What is the protocal wisdom teeth extraction?

What is the protocal wisdom teeth extraction?

Oral surgeon: See an oral surgeon for evaluation. He/she will describe your condition and make treatment options. Then a complete explanation of procedure. ...Read more

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How long is wisdom teeth extraction recovery?

How long is wisdom teeth extraction recovery?

That depends: Do you require them to be removed surgucally? Non surgical extractions, barring any post operative complications, recovery is typically 5-7 days. Surgical extractions recovery can take up to two weeks. The worst of it is usually 2-3 days out and then tapers from there. You should take any medications as prescribed as they are meant to assist you with pain management. ...Read more

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What should I eat after wisdom teeth extraction?

What should I eat after wisdom teeth extraction?

Soft foods: include ice cream, pudding, jello, yogurt, pancakes, mashed potatoes, scrambled eggs, pasta, etc. Avoid hard, spicy, crunchy foods such as chips or nuts that may disturb the extraction site for at least one week. After the third day, you may eat anything you wish, unless given other specific instructions by the doctor. No alcoholic beverages should be consumed for 72 hour. ...Read more

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Dr. Janice Alexander
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Tooth Extraction (Definition)

Tooth extraction means removing an entire tooth or teeth from the jawbone. ...Read more