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How Long Does It Take To Recover From Wisdom Teeth Removal?

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“How long does it take to recover from wisdom teeth removal?” This is one of the most concerning topics among us because there might be some effects on our health after having wisdom teeth removal. For further details, please refer to the following article to have a better understanding of this problem!


Wisdom teeth are the 3rd largest molars and are also the teeth with the longest eruption time on the dental arch (for ages 18-25 years old). Wisdom teeth tend to grow impacted (under the gums) and develop misalignment, so timely treatment is needed, in which the solution of wisdom tooth extraction is the most common option.
How Long Does It Take To Recover From Wisdom Teeth Removal?
How Long Does It Take To Recover From Wisdom Teeth Removal?


1. How long does it take for the pain to subside after wisdom teeth removal?

Normally, from 2-3 days after wisdom teeth removal, the pain caused by wisdom teeth removal will disappear, during that time – specifically, the recovery process will take place as follows:

In the first hour, it is necessary to hold cotton tightly to stop the bleeding. At the same time, it is necessary to take medicine immediately to relieve pain and prevent infection.

2. How long does it take for the swelling to disappear after wisdom teeth removal?

Normally, 2 to 3 days after having wisdom teeth removal, depending on the health condition of each customer, the swelling and pain will subside.


1. The dental condition before wisdom teeth removal

The eruption position of tooth number 8 has a great influence on the recovery time after wisdom tooth removal. In the case that tooth number 8 grows and develops normally, the impact on the gums will be reduced, so the recovery time will be faster.

On the other hand, if the wisdom teeth grow impacted (under the gums) in this case, the doctor needs to make an incision in the gums to remove all the roots, so the wound after surgery needs at least 10 days to recover.

Read more: How long after tooth extraction can you have a dental implant?

2. Customers’ health conditions

The health condition of each customer is different and that is something that cannot be changed. The health condition has a great influence on the recovery process after the customer has had wisdom teeth removed.

For customers who have good health conditions, the wound at the wisdom tooth after being removed will heal quite quickly. On the contrary, for customers with poor health conditions, the recovery time may take longer.

3. Oral hygiene and care after wisdom teeth removal

After wisdom tooth removal, it will leave small blood clots at the root of the tooth to stop bleeding. After the wisdom tooth is removed for 7 to 10 days, a new mucosal layer will be formed, the reason it appears is to replace the old mucosa, thereby allowing the meat to grow and fill the root of the tooth.

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However, both the blood clot and the new mucosa are formed without being too firmly attached, it can be exposed to the connecting tissues when strongly impacted, which will create a feeling of pain and make the recovery process slower.

Therefore, we need to follow the right care regimen and take good care of the teeth in the postoperative period to help the wound in the wisdom tooth areas to recover quickly.

In addition, customers should only move the muscles of the oral cavity gently during the time after wisdom tooth removal.

How Long Does It Take To Recover After Wisdom Teeth Removal?
How Long Does It Take To Recover After Wisdom Teeth Removal?

4. Dentists’ qualifications

Dentists’ qualifications are the most influential factor in how fast the wound after wisdom teeth removal heal. For minor cases of wisdom tooth removal, the procedure can be very simple the dentist; however, there are also lots of complicated cases requiring the dentist to have good experience in handling unwanted problems. The dentists need to determine the current condition of the customer’s teeth accurately, thereby giving the best treatment.

If the dentist is inexperienced, he may incorrectly perform the wisdom teeth removal procedure. As a result, a poorly qualified dentist can cause bleeding during the surgery, in the worst case, the tooth root may be left after surgery. This is the reason why the wound takes a long time to heal.


Gangwhoo Cosmetic Hospital – is one of the most prestigious and quality with Korean 5-star standards. We have the most highly qualified, professional, experienced, and well-trained doctors and nurses who regularly practice abroad in plastic surgery and dentistry.

At Gangwhoo Cosmetic Hospital, we have the most advanced machinery systems and equipment from countries such as Korea and the US… We apply the latest anesthesia technology to ensure the customer will not feel any pain during dental surgery.

At Gangwhoo Hospital, we bring the best customer services to ensure customers will have the most satisfactory experience after having beauty services.

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Vietnamese – Korean Doctors at Gangwhoo Cosmetic Hospital

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We hope you’ve had enough useful information about how long it takes to recover after having a wisdom teeth removal procedure. If you have any further questions or concerns, please leave a comment below, contact Gangwhoo Cosmetic Hospital, or via our Hotline: 0901.666.879 for the most thoughtful advice and guidance from our specialists!

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