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Q: I am having my wisdom teeth removed, how long do I need to recover?

A: After getting your wisdom teeth extracted, you are likely to experience some pain and swelling. There may be some bleeding. Typical wisdom teeth recovery time is three to four days, although it can be as long as one week. The length of recovery depends a lot on how badly the wisdom teeth were impacted and how they were erupting.Your Winnipeg dentist or oral surgeon will instruct you on how to take care of your mouth for the recovery period. You may be told to avoid brushing, spitting, flossing and rinsing for 24 hours. After that, you can gently brush your teeth as well as rinse your mouth frequently with salt water to keep it clean and to prevent an infection. Ice packs can help to reduce swelling and a soft diet will be more comfortable during healing.Book your appointment with us today for a routine check up to examine your wisdom teeth.