A 35-year-old member asked:
how long does tooth extraction heal?
2 doctor answers
Dr. Tarek Hamid answered
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 answered
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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