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.

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How long does the pain last after a wisdom tooth extraction? I've read that wisdom teeth have bigger roots, so extraction is harder than for other teeth. Does that mean it also hurts longer? I'm having mine out soon, but my oral surgeon wouldn't tell me h

Your . Your oral surgeon is right, it is different for everyone, but in general most patients are very uncomfortable/painful for 2 days then begin to see significant improvement. I have seen some patients have significant discomfort for 6-7 days however. Read more...
Generally yes. However, an upper wisdom tooth that is erupted may have large but very conical roots and removing it may take but a moment if done right. In this situation discomfort and healing time are truly minimal. Read more...
Manageable. Wisdom teeth actually have shorter roots than 6 or 12 year molars. You will be sore, but the pain will be easily manageable. In the hands of a qualified oral surgeon the extractions should be expeditiously accomplished and you should be well on the road to recovery quickly. Read more...
Varies. Every surgical procedure involves some degree of pain. How each person perceives and handles pain or discomfort can vary. The level of discomfort may depend on the development of the teeth, their position in the jaws, the type of anesthesia utilized and the technique and skill of the surgeon. If your wisdom teeth are indicated for removal it is best to remove them before they are fully developed. Read more...
Depends. The discomfort from having wisdom teeth removed does often depend on how difficult they are to remove. Sometimes the size of the root can make a difference, other times it doesn't. Bottom line: i think you'll be fine. You'll be given adequate pain medication, and home care instructions. If you follow these, and do as your doctor says, you'll have an uneventful recovery. Keep smiling ! Read more...
3-4 days. For most people and usually well controlled with a moderately strong pain-killer like vicodin. More severe pain that resists vicodin on or after the 3rd day particularly on the lower jaw must be checked for "dry socket." if present, socket will have to be dressed for pain control. Read more...

Ho long do I need to wait to be able to brush my teeth after having 1 wisdom tooth extraction?

Don't brush 24 h. only gently rinse your mouth with warm salt water 3-4 X per day. After the 24 hours, start brushing your teeth, being particularly gentle near the surgical site to avoid disrupting any stitches or blood clot. Read more...
Brush all your teeth. I advise my patients to brush all of their teeth like they normally do, or are supposed to following surgery. They are advised to avoid brushing over the surgical sites the day of surgery, begin brushing lightly over the surgical sites the next day (after 24 hours) and then brush as usual on the second postoperative day (after 48 hours). They are also advised to avoid spitting the first 24 hrs. Read more...

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

Not normal. but not unusual. It will get better in a few days. Read more...
It happens... ... and usually resolves on its own, but your surgeon needs to know about this post operative complication. Medications or therapies might be indicated to help your healing. Please call and explain your symptoms. Read more...
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...
Nerve problem. Sounds like a minor nerve injury. Most resolve with time. Make sure you let oral surgeon know about this. Read more...
Parasthesia. I'm sure your Oral Surgeon explained the possibility of Parasthesia to you. Call the Specialist's office and schedule a post-surgical visit to discuss what the future may hold for you. Read more...

How long should I wait to get a root canal on molar after a part bony wisdom tooth extraction?

When comfortable. You can have the root canal completed when ever you a comfortable holding open for the time needed for the procedure. Read more...
Two options. The first option is to have the wisdom tooth removed and as soon as you are comfortable enough, have the root canal evaluation and therapy. If you are having pain with the tooth that may need a root canal, you may want to have the root canal evaluation and treatment before having the wisdom tooth removed. If the tooth cannot be saved, you can have it removed when your wisdom tooth is removed. Read more...
Waiting period. The root canal can be started after swelling has disappeared from the wisdom tooth extraction usually two weeks is sufficient. Read more...
Right away. As long as you can open your mouth in comfort, i would not delay getting the root canal. Waiting only creates a greater potential for a dental emergency. A root canal is actually a much easier procedure than the extraction of a full boney impacted wisdom tooth. So don't delay and good luck! and don't forget to get a crown after the root canal is completed! to delay, risks your tooth breaking! Read more...

Why is my mouth still in so much pain after a wisdom tooth extraction?

You've had surgery. Depending on the difficulty of the extraction, the bone and gum tissue in the area has been traumatized. Add the injections through the muscle, cutting of bone, proximity to the inferior alveolar nerve, and possible internal pressure, and you've got pain. Pain meds should help alleviate your discomfort; discuss the procedure with your surgeon. Read more...
Some pain normal. Some pain is normal after a wisdom tooth extraction. I would update your dentist or oral surgeon of your pain level so they can help control your pain. Read more...