How Long Do Wisdom Teeth Take To Heal? | Wisdom Teeth

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Tuesday, 14 November 2017

How Long Do Wisdom Teeth Take To Heal? | Wisdom Teeth

Recently, I have my wisdom teeth pulled and the first question that I asked from my dentist or oral surgeon was, "How long do wisdom teeth take to heal?". My dentist smiled and answered, it may take 3 days to 1 week depends upon some conditions. He said, "If you will follow my wisdom teeth recovery tips and instructions carefully, then the healing process will be so fast. And you will be re-able to enjoy eating solid food, exercise, and your other normal routine.

How long do wisdom teeth take to heal
How Long Do Wisdom Teeth Take To Heal?
Then I curiously asked about "what are the wisdom teeth removal recovery tips and instructions?". Please tell me about that recovery tips and instructions. The oral surgeon answered me that "you must avoid the following prospects for 3 to 4 days after surgery."

In the following article, I will discuss all wisdom teeth removal recovery tips and instructions (the dentist explains me) with you. Also my experience of having my four impacted wisdom teeth removed.

How Long Do Wisdom Teeth Take To Heal?

As answered before, it depends upon some conditions as the teeth were impacted or not, the tendency of removal, how much the gums damaged during surgery and so on. But a normal tooth extraction healing process may take 3 to 5 days (if you avoid smoking, alcohol, straw for drinking after others discussed in this article).

You shouldn't brush your teeth for the first day after wisdom teeth removal surgery. It is because, brushing your teeth may cause the blood clot to dislodge and may create other complications and problems like alveolar osteitis, infection etc. Hence delays the healing process up to 3 weeks. So, below are some wisdom teeth removal aftercare tips you must follow.


As everyone knows, cigarette's contain a harmful ingredient called "Nicotine". Nicotine may reduce the blood supply to mouth and may cause the blood clot to dislodge partially or completely. The blood clot forms naturally after the tooth extraction (within the tooth socket). It helps to increase the healing process. If it dislodges due to any reason, it may cause infection, dry socket and so many other problems for you.


Avoid drinking alcohol, and other products contain alcohol. You should also avoid mouthwashes because they contain some harmful ingredients as well as alcohol.


Using straw for drinking water and other fluids may also fell you into problems. Sucking motion of mouth may cause a blood clot to dislodge and develops a dry socket or alveolar osteitis. Dry socket is the most painful condition.

Spitting out Excessively

Don't spit out excessively after wisdom teeth surgery. Just avoid spitting out and talking excessively.


You should drink cold water, eat ice cream and other soft foods to avoid dehydration and weakness. Also, avoid exercise for the first 3 days after surgery. In this article, I tried to explain all tips and instructions to avoid complications after wisdom teeth surgery. Also answered the most asked question, "How long do wisdom teeth take to heal?". So, if anybody wants to share his own experience or ask any further question related to our topic. He/she may comment this article. Thanks!

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