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how long to extract a molar

A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. John DeWolf
39 years experience Dentistry
Depends: ..On how you define "heal". Usually that refers to the extraction site being recovered with skin which will happen fairly quickly but often the indent ... Read More
Dr. Robert Brodsky
57 years experience Dentistry
It is healed.: I did heal. The hole that was left will continue to fill in a little, but never completely up to there any of the tooth was.

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A 57-year-old male asked:
Dr. Arnold Malerman
52 years experience Orthodontics
Healing: Healing can take 6 weeks to 3 months, especially if bone around the tooth was damaged by the infection that necessitated the extraction. Please see y ... Read More
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Dr. Charles Lockhart
8 years experience Dentistry
Not abnormal: based upon the difficulty of the extraction and degree of infection, one week with some residual discomfort is not abnormal. If it does not lessen ... Read More
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Dr. Arnold Malerman
52 years experience Orthodontics
Be patient: You had surgery. Will take time to heal. Should be a little better every day. Should be almost unnoticeable in another week or so. If still a prob ... Read More
A 53-year-old male asked:
Dr. Joseph Capista
Specializes in Cosmetic Dentistry
Its normal: It is normal. It can take 4 to 8 weeks for the hole to close depending on the size of the tooth and the difficulty of the extraxtion
A 52-year-old male asked:
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
39 years experience Dentistry
Pain? Swelling?: Your post did not elaborate. If you feel good, do not have bleeding or swelling, or excessive pain, then you are probably healing normally. If you are ... Read More
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A 63-year-old male asked:
Dr. Arnold Malerman
52 years experience Orthodontics
Abscess: An abscess is an infection as soon as possible. The timing of the appropriate steps in your care must be determined by your treatment team, the peopl ... Read More
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marshall Dicker
45 years experience Dentistry
long time healing: The removal of the tooth and the ab's should have eliminated the problem go back to the dentist who pulled the tooth it may be from another tooth ... Read More
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A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Stephen Gordon
42 years experience Dentistry
Depends: If these were wisdom teeth extractions, were the teeth visible or were they impacted (below the gumline)? If impacted, and if they were difficult ext ... Read More
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A 39-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gary Sandler
53 years experience Dentistry
Post op instructions: It's best to ask the dentist who actually treated you who knows both your medical and dental history best. Having said that. At least a few days. ... Read More
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A 49-year-old male asked:
Dr. Neil McLeod
48 years experience Prosthodontics
4 days is short: When we place stitches we generally like to remove them about 5 days later, long enough time for the healing process to start, and short enough to pre ... Read More
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