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I'm wondering how long should pain and swelling last after tooth extraction?

I'm wondering how long should pain and swelling last after tooth extraction?

Pain: Everyone is different however 3-4 days is a general rule. See your surgeon if you are worried, experiencing prolonged pain that otc drugs will not cure or if the side of your face that has the swelling feels warmer than the other side as this is a sign of infection. ...Read more

Dr. David Schleimer
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Swelling (Definition)

Swelling is the enlargement of organs, skin, or other body parts. It is caused by a buildup of fluid in the tissues. The extra fluid can lead to a rapid increase in weight over a short period of time (days to weeks). Swelling can occur all over the body (generalized) or only in one part ...Read more


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Any swelling after wisdom tooth extraction?

Any swelling after wisdom tooth extraction?

Yes: Without premedication, swelling can be common. With anti-inflammatory and anti-swelling perscription pre medications, these unpleasant effects of wisdom teeth removal can be managed quite comfortably. Discuss this with your treating dentist. ...Read more

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What can I do to make the swelling go down after tooth extraction?

What can I do to make the swelling go down after tooth extraction?

Swelling: Ice on and off every 20 minutes, sleep at 45 degrees for the first 3-4 days after the extraction and rinse with salt water starting the day after extraction 3x/day. See your dentist for a PO to be sure all is healing well. ...Read more

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I'm wondering how long does pain, bleeding and swelling last after a tooth extraction?

I'm wondering how long does pain, bleeding and swelling last after a tooth extraction?

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

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How long does swelling last after wisdom tooth extraction?

How long does swelling last after wisdom tooth extraction?

2-5 days: If you placed ice on the outside of your face right after the extractions, the selling normally peaks at 48 hours then should stabilize and slowly go down. If you did not use ice it could go on longer. ...Read more

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How long should swelling last after wisdom tooth extraction?

How long should swelling last after wisdom tooth extraction?

Average 4 days: Recovery from any surgery depends on many factors, from patient age and health, to the difficulty of the surgery. Were the teeth erupted or deeply impacted? Some people go back to school or work the next day, others can take up to a week. ...Read more

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How many days on average will pain and swelling last after a wisdom tooth extraction of an erupted wisdom tooth? Will the pain be bearable?

O.Surgery guidelines: Guidelines to determine degree of difficulty in removing wisdom teeth and predicting post-op pain and swelling. Tooth position is a major determinant in the methods used in extractions. Generally, more fully erupted teeth require less surgical intervention. Angled or tilted teeth, no. of roots and curvature of roots may require sectioning of the roots resulting in more pain and swelling. ...Read more

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How to reduce swelling after wisdom tooth surgical extraction?

How to  reduce swelling after wisdom tooth surgical extraction?

Anti- inflammatories: It's normal and expected to have done swelling after 3rd molars extraction. Anti inflammatories medication such as ibuprofen combined with strong pain medication is usually prescribed. Application of ice bag on site can bring some relief. However if pain or swelling persist 3-5 days after surgery consult with the doctor that performed the surgery. ...Read more

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I had a tooth extraction but there still a little swelling at the upper side of the tooth next to it but there is no pain ?

I had a tooth extraction but there still a little swelling at the upper side of the tooth next to it but there is no pain ?

How long ago?: There will be generalized swelling in the area for up to 6 weeks. It might just be that you can see around the tooth in a way you haven't been able to in the past because there is no tooth next to it anymore. If bothering you ask dentist on follow up. ...Read more

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What can I do about swelling and irritation at the tooth extraction site; tooth removed over a year ago.?

What can I do about swelling and irritation at the tooth extraction site; tooth removed over a year ago.?

See your dentist: There could be bone spicules or even a part of the tooth left causing the problems with the extraction site. I would consult your dentist as soon as possible. ...Read more

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Dr. Neigatha Graney
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Tooth Extraction (Definition)

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