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I got all four wisdom teeth pulled July 9 and it still aches and I have tingly pain in my gums. I've read about people who were fine by the next day, but it took me 5 days just to stop bleeding, and one of the holes is large enough to park a gumdrop in. The surgeon warned me my recovery time might be longer because I'm older (28 years old), all 4 wisdom teeth were impacted and below the jaw line, and one of the teeth was infected, and the infection had eaten away at the supporting bone tissue and nerve, which was why I was in so much pain apparently. Because of that one tooth, I'm supposedly at risk for permanent bone loss in that one area, and nerve damage. So I guess I have a few questions: how long will I be in pain? how long will I have big holes? Will the tingly pain ever go away (because of the nerve)?Answer Question
Your case sounds like it's going to be a long recovery hun, get yourself out of the house and get your mind off of it!! I had 2 wisdom teeth taken out in boot camp. My bottoms. I was only allowed 2 days in my bunks to take off to deal with the pain. I found out I was allergic to the vicodin (Sp?) they gave me 4 pain, so all I had to take the edge off was 800mg ibuprofen which were a GODSEND. I was still in a lot of pain when I had to go back into training but the training itself was so tiring that it took my mind off the pain and I usually took a pill when I woke up, one halfway thru the day and one before bed (because the pain would wake me otherwise) I really depended on the ibuprofen to get me through the pain and idk how long before the pain was gone but it couldn't have been more than 2 weeks. My top wisdom teeth came in with NO problem, I didn't know they were in so I'm leaving them. Good luck!!!
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