Originally Posted by rainbowdawn
My son had all four of his impacted wisdom teeth removed by an oral surgeon on Jan. 2. He is doing MUCH better but is still taking tylenol for pain. Does anyone know how long this discomfort might last? Thanks.
Hello, I had my two lower impacted wisdoms and 1 lower back molar removed on Dec. 1st. I am a "granny" but got along just fine. I only took two Darvecets (from Rx) the day of surgery, then switched to ALEVE. They worked very well, and I took 1 AM and 1 PM for a couple days, then only had to take 1 PM for a few days.....it ached like a headache for a couple weeks, off & on, but there were no complications. I was afraid of "dry sockets" especially since I am older, and the oral surgeon was really surprised that I didn't get that, and that I didn't have to take the Darvecets. He said that he would have expected his 18-yr. olds to still be on them (for pain). But the Aleve helped a lot, and without the goofy feelings that come with a stronger pain med. I would think that your son should be well on his way to not having so much pain very soon by 2-weeks from extraction. Just NO straws, or sucking noodles, etc. He is most likely past the dry socket danger. I used a syringe (from Oral Surgeon) to clean the areas....used warm salt water. Very refreshing, and oh, that felt so good to have it cleaned.....be careful, but that sure helped me a lot. I still use the syringe with a mixture of mouth wash & warm water.