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How long is the recovery time after wisdom teeth removal?

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Dr. Howard Schneider
Dentistry - Pediatric
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In brief: That depends

For most people the majority of the healing is completed in the first 5-6 days if you smoke or drink alcohol this will take longer. In rare cases dry socket can develop.
This condition can take 2-3 weeks to heal. Following the care instructions of your oral surgeon greatly reduces the chance of developing dry socket.

In brief: That depends

For most people the majority of the healing is completed in the first 5-6 days if you smoke or drink alcohol this will take longer. In rare cases dry socket can develop.
This condition can take 2-3 weeks to heal. Following the care instructions of your oral surgeon greatly reduces the chance of developing dry socket.
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Dr. Evelyn Hurvitz
Pediatrics
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In brief: 3-7 days

Some recover within 2 days, but one week is a more realistic expectation.

In brief: 3-7 days

Some recover within 2 days, but one week is a more realistic expectation.
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