A 62-year-old female asked:
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how long does it take for the hole in your mouth to heal from an extraction? its still tender. am i expecting it to heal sooner. its been sevev days.

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Dr. Milroy Samuel
24 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Hmmm: It will take several days for the site o extraction to close. Be patient. If you are having pain that is not resolving then see your doctor.
Answered on Apr 12, 2020
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Dr. Gary Sandler
54 years experience Dentistry
Different stages: The length of time for healing depends upon many factors including which tooth it was, the difficulty of the extraction, your age and general health, etc. It can take the extraction site from about 10 days to weeks to close over. It takes about 6 to 8 weeks for bone fill under the surface and may take 3 months for complete bone remodeling. Your dentist should see you for a follow up visit.
Answered on Mar 21, 2015
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