How much pain after wisdom teeth removal is normal?
Mild to moderate but manageable pain after wisdom teeth removal is normal. The way wisdom teeth have erupted (or not erupted) makes a difference in how sore you will be after this procedure.
Impacted wisdom teeth take more time and effort to remove and will take longer to recover.
Most often one or two days of mild or moderate pain that is easily controlled with medication followed by a few more days of tenderness is normal.
The pain may come and go but should gradually improve each day.
Pain that comes on suddenly or worsens a few days after the extractions could indicate a dry socket.
Knowing why you have discomfort sometimes makes it easier to get through.
Most obviously…The extraction site takes time to heal.
Lesser known reasons include…
Pain that does not respond to medication or gradually improve should be reported to your dentist or surgeon.
Watch for these signs of a dry socket.
Be sure to follow after care instructions to minimize discomfort.