Posted by: Tony | 2008/06/12


Wisdon teeth operation not healing

Good day
On the 31st of may i went to a Dentist to take out my wisdom tooth.The operation took about 3 hours because i think she was struggling. It is now almost 2 weeks and i still have a very sharp pain, which causes a headache everytime.I have to go back to her on saturday to take the stitches off.But am concerned about the pain and the fact that i cannot chew anything without hurting myself or that sharp pain coming back.

Should i be concerned, what could have gone wrong?i have asked a couple of people around who had this operation,and they all say it(the operation) was not supposed to take that long.Should i go back to her or find someone else?Last night was particularly worse because i could not even sleep on the side of the operation.

Your advice would be greatly appreciated.

Expert's Reply


Oral health expert

Depending on how severe your impaction was, the healing can take up to 6 weeks. If your wisdom tooth was close to the nerve in the area, headaches and sharp pain are very common. return to the dentist who did the surgery

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