Pain and Discomfort After Dental Extractions or “Wisdom Teeth” Removal

After the local anaesthetic or “freezing” wears off, you will most likely feel some pain and discomfort in your jaws. This is normal and may last a few days. You may have had some pain medication prescribed for you; take it as directed. The amount of pain you have is variable and may range from none at all to more than average. Most people are somewhere in between. Remember that the pain medication will not always completely relieve the pain. Also remember, the pain may increase on the 2nd or 3rd day after the surgery before it starts to get better.