The duration of wisdom teeth swelling can vary from person to person and depend on various factors, such as the complexity of the extraction, the number of teeth removed, and how well you take care of the extraction site.
Generally, wisdom teeth swelling may peak around the third or fourth day after the surgery and then gradually subside over the next several days. In most cases, the swelling should be mostly gone within a week or two after the extraction.
To help reduce swelling and promote healing, it is essential to follow your dentist or oral surgeon’s post-operative instructions carefully. This may include applying ice packs to the affected area, taking prescribed pain medications, and avoiding strenuous physical activity and certain foods.
If you experience severe or prolonged swelling, pain, or other concerning symptoms after wisdom teeth extraction, you should contact your dentist or oral surgeon promptly for further evaluation and treatment.