There is a fair amount of pain after wisdom tooth removal. The procedure is done under local anesthesia. The pain peaks six hours after the procedure and may last for a few days. Read more: Is Wisdom Tooth Removal Painful? Article
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Why We Have Wisdom Teeth: Surgery, Pain, and Treatment
Should you get your wisdom teeth removed? When does the pain and swelling stop after wisdom tooth removal? Wisdom teeth come in...
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Wisdom teeth are the third and final set of molars that most people get in their late teens or early twenties. The human jaw has...
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Wisdom teeth are the third set of molars that people get in their late teens or early twenties. Impacted wisdom teeth that only partially erupt allows for an opening for bacteria to enter around the tooth and cause an infection, which results in pain, swelling, jaw stiffness, and general illness. Before your wisdom teeth are pulled, the teeth and the surrounding tissue will be numbed with a local anesthetic. Recovery from wisdom tooth removal depends upon the difficulty of the extraction.
How Do You Make Wisdom Teeth Pain Go Away?
Learn what medical treatments can ease your wisdom teeth pain and other symptoms to speed your recovery.
How Do You Get Rid of Wisdom Teeth Pain at Home?
What can you do to stop pain from your wisdom teeth at home
What Helps Pain After Surgery?
After surgery, it's important to work with your healthcare team to make your recovery as pain-free as possible. Communicate with your doctor and nurses to help them adjust your pain management plan.
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