A 35-year-old member asked:
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how long does tooth extraction heal?

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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 later, and the socket gets shallower as it heals. If that blood clot got dislodged for amy reason , that can cause the socket not to heal. The condition is very painful and known as dry socket. See your dentist to get it treated.
Answered on Sep 21, 2020
Dr. Rod Zimmerman
36 years experience Dentistry
Quickly: Extraction sites heal immediately with a blood clot after a tooth is removed. The extraction socket may take a few months for complete wound closure. Most people usually recover from an extraction within a few days.
Answered on Jan 6, 2014

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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.
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Dr. Benjamin Vela
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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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Dr. Keith Grimm
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