A 36-year-old female asked:
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how long does it take to be fully healed from a upper tooth extraction and be able to eat normal foods?

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Dr. Gary Sandler
54 years experience Dentistry
After extraction: It is always best to discuss these things with your own dentist. Having said that, generally normal eating in about a week later on that site. The gums generally close over in 1-3 weeks but it takes months for the bone to fully fill in and mature.
Answered on Jul 7, 2018
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