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How long does the pain last after getting tooth pulled out?
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Dr. James Marx
Pain Management
3 doctors agree
In brief: Not Long
Have you asked about taking an NSAID like Ibuprofen or aleve (naproxen)? They can eliminate almost all of the pain if you start them early enough.
Avoid smoking or drinking through a straw as this can cause a "dry socket" where the hole from the tooth doesn't close up. Warm saline rinses can also help if ok with your dentist just don't get too vigorous and stir things up. Pain should be gone in 3 or 4 days..

In brief: Not Long
Have you asked about taking an NSAID like Ibuprofen or aleve (naproxen)? They can eliminate almost all of the pain if you start them early enough.
Avoid smoking or drinking through a straw as this can cause a "dry socket" where the hole from the tooth doesn't close up. Warm saline rinses can also help if ok with your dentist just don't get too vigorous and stir things up. Pain should be gone in 3 or 4 days..
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Dr. Eric Eltzroth
Dentistry
1 doctor agrees
In brief: 7 Days
A usual amount of time for a typical tooth removal is about 7 days.

In brief: 7 Days
A usual amount of time for a typical tooth removal is about 7 days.
Dr. Eric Eltzroth
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Dr. Anifat Balogun
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery
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In brief: Pain p/ tooth pulled
After a tooth is pulled, presuming no infection, pain should only last 3-4 days.
This can be easily managed with an anti-inflammatory like motrin, advil (ibuprofen) or similar. Your dentist or oral surgeon will likely recommend or prescribe their preferred medication to help manage any pain from the extraction.

In brief: Pain p/ tooth pulled
After a tooth is pulled, presuming no infection, pain should only last 3-4 days.
This can be easily managed with an anti-inflammatory like motrin, advil (ibuprofen) or similar. Your dentist or oral surgeon will likely recommend or prescribe their preferred medication to help manage any pain from the extraction.
Dr. Anifat Balogun
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Dr. James Wright
Dentistry
In brief: It can last, ideas..
Discomfort after a tooth extraction can last for some time, depending on the severity of the situation & the difficulty of the extraction.
Aleve, (naproxen) advil, Motrin or for more holistic patients arnica can help reduce swelling & pain. Warm salt water rinse can help. Your doctor can prescription narcotics, for symptoms if necessary. Call your dentist for help with pain, a dry socket is possible.

In brief: It can last, ideas..
Discomfort after a tooth extraction can last for some time, depending on the severity of the situation & the difficulty of the extraction.
Aleve, (naproxen) advil, Motrin or for more holistic patients arnica can help reduce swelling & pain. Warm salt water rinse can help. Your doctor can prescription narcotics, for symptoms if necessary. Call your dentist for help with pain, a dry socket is possible.
Dr. James Wright
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