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I am asking a question about an oral surgury I had. My tooth was extracted. When should my mouth stop hurting?

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Dr. Mazin Kizy
Dentistry
3 doctors agree

In brief: Depends

It depends on how difficult the extraction was.
Normally about 1 or 2 days if it was an easy extraction but can take up to a week if it was a more difficult extraction. Use the meds your doctor gave you to controll the pain.

In brief: Depends

It depends on how difficult the extraction was.
Normally about 1 or 2 days if it was an easy extraction but can take up to a week if it was a more difficult extraction. Use the meds your doctor gave you to controll the pain.
Dr. Mazin Kizy
Dr. Mazin Kizy
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Dr. James Wright
Dentistry
1 doctor agrees

In brief: It can last ...

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. Your doctor can prescription narcotics, to help with symptoms if necessary. Call your dentist for help with pain, a dry socket is possible. Follow-up visit recommended.

In brief: It can last ...

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. Your doctor can prescription narcotics, to help with symptoms if necessary. Call your dentist for help with pain, a dry socket is possible. Follow-up visit recommended.
Dr. James Wright
Dr. James Wright
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Dr. PRADIP SHAH
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease
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In brief: 2-3 DAYS

2-3 days.

In brief: 2-3 DAYS

2-3 days.
Dr. PRADIP SHAH
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In brief: Depends

The type of extraction, infection and whether the extraction involved soft tissue or bone too, will help determine the length of time.
I would call my dentist and get their opinion directly.

In brief: Depends

The type of extraction, infection and whether the extraction involved soft tissue or bone too, will help determine the length of time.
I would call my dentist and get their opinion directly.
Dr. Jeffrey Bassman
Dr. Jeffrey Bassman
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