A 41-year-old member asked:
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how long does it take for a dry socket post wisdom tooth removal to close?

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Dr. Jake Richards
11 years experience Dentistry
Totally Close?: Could take a month or more to fully close but to have the pain go away could be from 4-14 days +/-. It really depends on the anatomy of the area after the surgery.
Answered on Jan 19, 2014
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Dr. Daniel Sampson
25 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
It varies: The gum tissues should heal over the socket in a week or two, but the older you are, the longer it will take.
Answered on Nov 27, 2017
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Dr. Eric Eltzroth
22 years experience Dentistry
Several Weeks: It can take several weeks or more for the area to start to close. It can take months for it to completely close.
Answered on Nov 27, 2017
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Dr. Reena Gupta
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Varies: Onset anywhere from the day of extraction to 4 days and than chances decrease..But symptoms can last long once caused.
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