Many people ask how long does pain last after tooth extraction ?
First of all, we know what really the situation is, there are some common scenarios in which professionals tell to remove wisdom teeth.
1. Not enough space for wisdom teeth
Generally wisdom tooth increase in the vertical direction but in some people, it increases in the horizontal direction, when it increases in horizontal direction there is not enough space for front jaw so the jaw impacted via wisdom tooth. after we remove wisdom tooth we have only 28 teeth in our upper and lower jaw.
2. Gum pain in wisdom tooth
When we eat food there is some piece of food trapped in wisdom tooth via which it got bacteria which cause very painful infection. This infection is known as pericoronitis, to prevent this type of situation doctor will advise you to get your wisdom teeth pulled.
3. When wisdom teeth are growing
When the wisdom tooth is not aligned in the right direction then nearby tooth will be damaged. So at this time whenever it touches any other tooth in the jaw, it will cause severe pain in jaw & even face ache is the common scenario.
4. Cyst in wisdom teeth
In between the root canal and gums of teeth there is some fluid filled which is called “cyst” if it is not treated on time, then it may lead to a tumor which requires a serious surgical procedure, from an experienced Surgeon. So better thing is prevention.
How long does pain last after tooth extraction?
When we remove any tooth or especially wisdom tooth, of course this is going to hurt for few days. We can say exactly that after a successful tooth removal, pain may take up to 10-15 days before it completely goes off.
After removal of the tooth, you may use ice until 24 hours to get some temporary relief. Even after 24 hours, you will have swelling on all over your face & you won’t be able to open your mouth completely & you will not be able to move your jaw easily for about a week (7days). Complete tooth extraction healing may take up to 10-15 days.
You can prefer these food items at this period of time as you won’t be able to follow your regular food menu due to pain & swelling.
There are few types of pains you can feel after a successful tooth extraction or molar extraction
i. Throbbing pain:-It is a pulsating pain, sudden pain which occurs in your jaws after removal of wisdom teeth, It may radiate to the ear. It will remain up to 3-5 days. Having throbbing pain after tooth extraction is pretty, common but having it even after 7 days is rare.
ii.Numbness:- Your gum, cheek, lips, tongue, chin, and teeth well feel numb for several hours after a successful surgery. In few cases numbness in gums lasts for more time. The little bit of numbness may remain for a long period till 7 days.
iii. Jaws pain:- Pain in the jaw will be severe for the first day & after that it will fade away slowly & It may remain up to 2-3 days.
5 days after tooth extraction still in pain
Tooth extraction pain after 7 days
Pain might be reduce withing this period and until this time you should have only minor pain. But even after 7 days or 5 days after tooth extraction you are still in severe pain, you are advised to visit the doctor & if it is not possible then you may try some home remedy or you can try some easily available medications to remove the discomfort.
Tooth extraction healing
Initially healing takes a period of 1-2 weeks. In this period your gum tissue and new bones will almost recover. Recovery may take more time if your wound size is large. Full recovery from a tooth extraction may take 2-3 weeks.
Methods to overcome wisdom teeth removal pain
You can choose either Home remedy or medications. Home remedies can only mitigate the pain, for permanent pain relief follow doctor’s advice with proper treatment.
1. Medicine: – Some common medicine ibuprofen (Advil, Nuprin, Motrin), acetaminophen (Tylenol), and aspirin.
i.side effects:-there is no side effect of these medicines but a few cases allergy reaction is induced such as rash, itching(especially of the face, tongue, throat), severe dizziness, trouble breathing.
ii. precaution:- avoid the overdose of medicines. If you have problems with diabetes, phenylketonuria, allergic or any other condition immediately contact the doctor.
2. Homemade remedies:- Clove oil, ginger-cayenne paste, swiss some salt water, soothe with tea, rinse with hydrogen peroxide, wash it with myrrh distract with vinegar and brown pepper.
To know more about Home Remedies follow this Detailed article : Best Tooth pain remedies
How long does wisdom tooth growing pain last
In general cases wisdom tooth grow only a little at a time & It is like growing in steps. So if your tooth is growing in proper direction, It won’t hurt in any case but If your tooth is hurting means it is not in proper direction as it should be & it is very common scenario. So every time it grow out, it will hurt. In these type of scenario pain lasts till 3-7 days. And it occurs again and again until it fully grows out.
If you are having pain while wisdom tooth growing up, You should immediately meet the doctor & see whether it is growing in proper direction, If not then doctor will advice to you get it Extracted.
Exactly upto 10-15 days pain will last after tooth extraction( or wisdom tooth extraction). It may take little bit longer after surgical tooth extraction, if your wound is bigger than usual and tooth extraction healing may take more time. Many times stitches are there so pain last after tooth extraction and stitches will be same