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How does a tooth extraction heal

A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tarek Hamid
8 years experience Dentistry
One to two weeks: Normally it's about a week or so that the socket of the extracted tooth heals and closes as it fells up with blood that coagulate and turns into bone ... Read More

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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Douglas Tavenner, jr.
49 years experience Cosmetic Dentistry
In stages: Beginning healing in about 1 week. Next stage healing in about 2-3 weeks. Complete healing can take up to 3-6 months.
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Benjamin Vela
14 years experience Dentistry
Follow post-op: Extractions can heal within a few days or weeks depending on the difficulty of the surgery, how many teeth were removed, whether infection was present ... Read More
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A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gary Sandler
53 years experience Dentistry
No exact answer: First, no presence of medical conditions, if any were mentioned. Secondly, no mention of infection, which tooth, easy or difficult extraction, etc. Ba ... Read More
A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Keith Grimm
24 years experience Dentistry
Not long: Generally, extraction sites are healed within 7-10 days. It may be slightly longer as you get older, but not much...Assuming there are no complicatin ... Read More
A 59-year-old male asked:
Dr. Charles Lockhart
8 years experience Dentistry
Not sure: a not sure what you are asking> Rejection of the blood clot following an extraction can cause a slower healing dry socket if that is your question
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
39 years experience Dentistry
Not the tooth: It's the complexity of the extraction. And sometimes it's just how traumatized the tissue becomes.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Gordon
42 years experience Dentistry
Time Varies: Depends on many factors: 1) difficulty of the extraction (was the tooth impacted which is below the gum line?) 2) was the tooth infected? 3) your t ... Read More
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Manami Yamaguchi
24 years experience Dentistry
After extraction, : After extraction, the socket will have some pooled blood clotting with the gingiva (gum) covering the area. In a day or two, you will see the clotted ... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gary Sandler
53 years experience Dentistry
Post Op Instructions: Healing time varies depending upon medical history, general health and mostly degree of difficulty of surgery. The dentist should have given you oral ... Read More
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