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How much swelling is normal after getting my wisdom teeth pulled?

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Dr. Stephen Gordon
Dentistry
4 doctors agree

In brief: Depends

If the wisdom teeth are all erupted (visible) then slight to moderate swelling for about 4 days.
If the teeth are all impacted (underneath the gums) then expect moderate or greater swelling for a longer period of time. Also, a lot depends on your own healing rate and age. Some people heal and swell less than others and often younger heal quicker.

In brief: Depends

If the wisdom teeth are all erupted (visible) then slight to moderate swelling for about 4 days.
If the teeth are all impacted (underneath the gums) then expect moderate or greater swelling for a longer period of time. Also, a lot depends on your own healing rate and age. Some people heal and swell less than others and often younger heal quicker.
Dr. Stephen Gordon
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Dr. Ralph Morgan Lewis
Family Medicine
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In brief: Varies

Some people have minimal swelling; others look like a chipmunk with cheeks filled with acorns for many days.
Whether the teeth were impacted or not plays some role.

In brief: Varies

Some people have minimal swelling; others look like a chipmunk with cheeks filled with acorns for many days.
Whether the teeth were impacted or not plays some role.
Dr. Ralph Morgan Lewis
Dr. Ralph Morgan Lewis
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Dr. Shokri Wahib
Dentistry

In brief: 2-4 days

Very common to have swelling 2-4 days after having routine wisdom teeth removed.

In brief: 2-4 days

Very common to have swelling 2-4 days after having routine wisdom teeth removed.
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