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I'm wondering how long will wisdom tooth extraction pain last?

I'm wondering how long will wisdom tooth extraction pain last?

Tooth extraction: Pain and swelling following wisdom tooth extraction is usually at its worst 24 – 48 hours after surgery, after that it should subside more and more every day and after 7 days stop. If pain persists or worsens, it may require attention and you should call your dentist or an oral surgeon for follow up appointment. ...Read more

Dr. Louis Gallia
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Wisdom Tooth Extraction (Definition)

This simply means removal of the wisdom teeth which are the third (and sometimes fourth molars). Molars are the bigger teeth toward the back of your mouth, and we count them ...Read more


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How long does it take to recover from a wisdom tooth extraction?

How long does it take to recover from a wisdom tooth extraction?

1 day to weeks: The recoverytime will depend on how
1. How many teeth wer removed?
2. Were they extracted easily or was a dental handpiece used to remove bone around the tooth. (were the teeth above or below your gum line.
3. Are you getting exercise several times a week or you do not exercise at all.
4. Younger people recover faster than older people.
5. Do you have any medical issues or not. ...Read more

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Normally, how long would the pain of wisdom tooth extraction last?

Normally, how long would the pain of wisdom tooth extraction last?

1 day to 1 week: Very hard to predict how you will react to the surgery since it is unknown how fast you heal, your pain tolerance, and the difficulty of the extraction. ...Read more

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

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

Varies: A few days to a few weeks. Depends on your personal make-up and the difficulty of the procedure. Days 2-3 often the worst, with gradually diminishing discomfort after that. If your experience is anything other than this, call your oral surgeon. ...Read more

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How long do I have to wait before going to work after a wisdom tooth extraction?

How long do I have to wait before going to work after a wisdom tooth extraction?

Everyone is differen: Most people take a day or two off from work. If they were particularly difficult extractions it may take up to a week. If you have severe pain after a few days you may have a dry socket and need to see the surgeon asap. Make sure you take your meds as prescribed. You should not need pain meds after a few days but you should always finish any antibiotic prescription. ...Read more

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How long does it take for the holes to close up from wisdom tooth extraction? So I can eat hard stuff

Healing time: It usually takes 4-8 weeks for the extraction site (hole) to actually heal and close up depending on whether some surgery was performed or not. Generally speaking though, after a week or two you can resume your normal eating habits if all of the post-extraction care instructions are followed. ...Read more

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After a wisdom tooth extraction - assuming the tooth was fully erupted - how long does it take for the extraction site to heal?

After a wisdom tooth extraction - assuming the tooth was fully erupted - how long does it take for the extraction site to heal?

Wound healing: With the understanding that each case is different from both a dental and medical standpoint here are some basic guidelines. Gums will heal over in about 10 days to 2 weeks, although the gum may still feel somewhat tender for longer. Bone maturation takes 8-12 weeks generally. ...Read more

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I'm f/30, hv my wisdom tooth extraction. How long it'll be cure. Already 2 day. If I want to extraction the other wisdom tooth, how long I hv to wait?

Varies: If you can open your mouth wide without discomfort, you can probably remove the other wisdom tooth. Healing varies with the infection or degree of impaction associated with the tooth removal. Most patients are functional with a week. ...Read more

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How long is bleeding normal after wisdom tooth extraction?

How long is bleeding normal after wisdom tooth extraction?

Post op Bleeding: This varies on many factors- some medications effect blood clotting; difficulty of surgical removal, skill of surgeon & whether or not suturing closes flap completely or partially. Initial clotting should be up to about 10 minutes, some oozing may be expected for hours, irritation to clot from eating, brushing, flossing, tongue may induce slight bleeding even days later. Call your own dentist if? ...Read more

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How long does bleeding last after wisdom tooth extraction?

How long does bleeding last after wisdom tooth extraction?

A day or so: Heavy bleeding should subside right away. Some oozing can occur for a day or two. If you are having heavy bleeding, you may wish to place a tea bag (lipton black tea) on the socket. The tannic acid will help control the bleeding. If it does not subside, see your oral surgeon. ...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 long could we have post op pain after wisdom tooth extraction?

Up to a week: Depends on difficulty of the extraction and how much bone manipulation was necessary. Day after surgery probably the worst. Will start to ease off after that. Most symptoms should be gone in about a week. If discomfort persists, see the surgeon. ...Read more

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After wisdom tooth extraction how long do I have to go without smoking?

After wisdom tooth extraction how long do I have to go without smoking?

A few days minimum: Usually it's about a week, but minimum 3-4 days. If you can quit smoking, of course it's the ideal choice. ...Read more

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I'm wondering how long after wisdom tooth extraction can I eat sunflower seeds?

I'm wondering how long after wisdom tooth extraction can I eat sunflower seeds?

After extractions: It would be best to wait until the socket closes before eating such foods. This may take 1-2 weeks. It's always a good policy to follow the directions of the dentist who actually performed the procedure and is responsible for your care. ...Read more

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How long after wisdom tooth extraction should I wait before drinking with a straw?

How long after wisdom tooth extraction should I wait before drinking with a straw?

3-4 days: It is recommended not to drink from a straw for 3-4 days after a tooth extraction because that is the peak time when a dry socket can occur. ...Read more

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How long after wisdom tooth extraction does dry socket develop?

How long after wisdom tooth extraction does dry socket develop?

48-72 hrs: A dry socket will present as intense/increasing pain typically 48 hours after a tooth extraction. It is caused by exposed bone in an area that has lost it's blood clot. Treatment is to have a medicated dressing placed into the affected area. Antibiotics will not help a dry socket. ...Read more

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How long after wisdom tooth extraction is it possible to get dry sockets?

How long after wisdom tooth extraction is it possible to get dry sockets?

2 - 5 Days: In my practice, dry sockets occur most commonly during the first 2 - 5 days following surgery. Vigorous rinsing, spitting, smoking, and drinking with a straw immediately following surgery are things which can contribute to a dry socket. Females on some birth control meds may also have a slightly greater risk. ...Read more

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How long do I have to wait to drink carbonated drinks after a wisdom tooth extraction?

How long do I have to wait to drink carbonated drinks after a wisdom tooth extraction?

48 hours: The carbonation can dislodge the clot so I would recommend waiting 48 hours before using these drinks. ...Read more

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How long should I wait to eat solid foods after a wisdom tooth extraction? I had one yesterday.

48-72 hours: Wisdom teeth extraction limits your diet the most during the first 48 hours after surgery. After the first couple of days, you can begin to eat solid food. Take care. ...Read more

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How long should I worry about dry socket after a wisdom tooth extraction, today is now day 3 and I am feeling very little pain so far?

Stop worrying: By now, you should be just fine. Continue being cautious with your activities and eating, but the chances of a dry socket are pretty much over. ...Read more

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How long does it take to recover completely after having wisdom tooth extraction it's been 3 weeks and I still need to take painkillers twice a day.

How long does it take to recover completely after having wisdom tooth extraction it's been 3 weeks and I still need to take painkillers twice a day.

Too long: This really varies widely depending on many variables including invasiveness of the surgery, your medical status, individual variation in perception of pain, surgical complications, etc. After 3 weeks, you should return to the surgeon for an assessment of why there is still significant pain. ...Read more

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8 days post-op simple wisdom tooth extraction. Sutures are out. Small hole left behind. How long on average for it to close? I've read it heals from the bottom up so to expel foreign matter.

8 days post-op simple wisdom tooth extraction. Sutures are out. Small hole left behind. How long on average for it to close? I've read it heals from the bottom up so to expel foreign matter.

True,: Heals by secondary intention. Socket fills in anywhere from 6-12 weeks. Helpful to be able to flush the socket with a plastic syringe. Can get this from most oral surgeons. ...Read more

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I just had a wisdom tooth extraction. How long should I wait before using listerine mouthwash again?

I just had a wisdom tooth extraction. How long should I wait before using listerine mouthwash again?

You can: Use it on the third day but don't swish vigorously as you might loosen the clot. Just put some on your tongue and spread it around then GENTLY rinse with water. After a week or 10 days you can go back to your normal routine.
Don't neglect your toothbrush but avoid the extraction area. ...Read more

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My lower teeth are tingling after wisdom tooth extraction last week. Is this normal? How long is the recovery time? Everything else if fine.

My lower teeth are tingling after wisdom tooth extraction last week. Is this normal? How long is the recovery time? Everything else if fine.

Paresthesia: Is a rarer complication of lower dental implant placement. See your surgeon for post-op evaluation and a proper parasthesia treatment as early as possible. The sooner rather than later for a better outcome. Good luck. ...Read more

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How long after wisdom tooth extraction am I at risk for dry socket? I had all 4 pulled, at least 2 were impacted, and one was near the sinus.???

Typically, symptoms for a dry socket develop 2 to 4 days after a tooth extraction.: Dry socket is more common in people with diabetes, smokers and women who take birth Control pills. The pain typically starts about 2 days after the tooth was pulled. Over time it becomes more severe and can radiate to your ear. Pain is associated with malodor and bad taste.Your dentist will clean the tooth socket, removing any debris from the hole, and then fill the socket with a medicated dressing. ...Read more

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How long does it take for your mouth to heal after a wisdom tooth extraction?

How long does it take for your mouth to heal after a wisdom tooth extraction?

2-6 weeks, varies: Following a tooth extraction you can should generally feel a gradual improvement in your symptoms over the first 2 weeks. If you feel like the pain is getting worse it is important to see your provider for follow up. Extractions can vary greatly and will take long to heal if bone removal was required. It might also take longer if post op instructions are not followed. ...Read more

Dr. John Landi
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Tooth Extraction (Definition)

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