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How long does it to heal after impacted wisdom tooth surgery?

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Rishi Kumar
Anesthesiology
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In brief: Days to weeks

Symptoms of pain and fullness in the affected region usually subside in a few days with appropriate pain medications, but the actual healing of the gum tissue takes a few weeks to seal.

In brief: Days to weeks

Symptoms of pain and fullness in the affected region usually subside in a few days with appropriate pain medications, but the actual healing of the gum tissue takes a few weeks to seal.
Rishi Kumar
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Dr. Harry Aronowitz
Dentistry - Orthodontics

In brief: Depends

If no bone was removed, maybe just a couple of weeks.
If bone needed to be removed to clear the impaction it could take 2 or 3 times longer.

In brief: Depends

If no bone was removed, maybe just a couple of weeks.
If bone needed to be removed to clear the impaction it could take 2 or 3 times longer.
Dr. Harry Aronowitz
Dr. Harry Aronowitz
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Dr. James Wright
Dentistry

In brief: Many variables

So much in dental treatment depends on the patient, their pain tolerance as well as the type of extraction, ie; bony, or ankylosed.
A surgeon's skill, touch & the way they do a surgery. Great hands with a patient who follows all of the home care directions can lead to a very positive result with very little pain. With all the variables, healing could be rapid or could last weeks. Meds can help.

In brief: Many variables

So much in dental treatment depends on the patient, their pain tolerance as well as the type of extraction, ie; bony, or ankylosed.
A surgeon's skill, touch & the way they do a surgery. Great hands with a patient who follows all of the home care directions can lead to a very positive result with very little pain. With all the variables, healing could be rapid or could last weeks. Meds can help.
Dr. James Wright
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