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How long does it take a blood clot to dissolve and be replaced by soft tissue after getting your wisdom teeth out?

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Dr. Gary Sandler answered

Specializes in Dentistry

Initial coverage: Approximately 1 to 3 weeks for initial coverage of tissue, although it actually takes about 6 to 8 weeks for the socket to completely fill in with bone. Even longer sometimes for complete maturation.

Answered 4/23/2020

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Dr. John Thaler answered

Specializes in Prosthodontics

Varies: Everyone is different as healing goes. However, most people get soft tissue coverage in about 3 weeks, if wounds were fairly well able to be sutured at time of extraction. If open socket and clot lost early -- expect months. Good Luck. Protect the clot.

Answered 4/16/2020

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Dr. Louis Gallia answered

Specializes in Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial

Weeks to months: The socket will fill with soft tissue within a few weeks. Bone will fill in the socket within a few months.

Answered 7/23/2018

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Dr. Paul Grin answered

Specializes in Pain Management

1-4 weeks: The initial healing period typically takes from 1-2 weeks and gum tissue takes about 3-4 weeks. The bone healing can take about 6-8 months depending on your care of this area.

Answered 12/16/2020

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