10 doctors weighed in:
How painful is getting your wisdom teeth removed?
10 doctors weighed in

Dr. Paul Grin
Pain Management
5 doctors agree
In brief: Almost painless
With a combination of knowledge, expertise, kindness, proper anesthesia and gentleness, dentists can do a lot to make your wisdom teeth removed uneventful, pleasant, painless and stress free.

In brief: Almost painless
With a combination of knowledge, expertise, kindness, proper anesthesia and gentleness, dentists can do a lot to make your wisdom teeth removed uneventful, pleasant, painless and stress free.
Dr. Paul Grin
Dr. Paul Grin
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Dr. Daniel Sampson
Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial
3 doctors agree
In brief: It varies
This will depend on how difficult they are to remove.
If they are impacted, you may have more pain in the post-operative period, but not always. Other factors include the individual's healing capacity, the experience of the surgeon and compliance with post-operative instructions. Smoking is a big risk for prolonged, painful healing.

In brief: It varies
This will depend on how difficult they are to remove.
If they are impacted, you may have more pain in the post-operative period, but not always. Other factors include the individual's healing capacity, the experience of the surgeon and compliance with post-operative instructions. Smoking is a big risk for prolonged, painful healing.
Dr. Daniel Sampson
Dr. Daniel Sampson
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Dr. Daniel Quon
Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial
In brief: Depends
There is some degree of pain or discomfort associated with the removal of any tooth as well as a wisdom tooth.
How a patient perceives and handles the pain and/or discomfort varies in different individuals and societies. Your dentist or surgeon will likely discuss options to make your surgery as comfortable for you as possible and prescribe medication for you to take as needed after surgery.

In brief: Depends
There is some degree of pain or discomfort associated with the removal of any tooth as well as a wisdom tooth.
How a patient perceives and handles the pain and/or discomfort varies in different individuals and societies. Your dentist or surgeon will likely discuss options to make your surgery as comfortable for you as possible and prescribe medication for you to take as needed after surgery.
Dr. Daniel Quon
Dr. Daniel Quon
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