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A 38-year-old member asked:

How long is it normal for a tooth extraction hurt?

1 doctor answer5 doctors weighed in
Dr. Jonathan Richards
Dentistry - Endodontics 19 years experience
Varies: Some extractions can be quite traumatic to the surrounding tissues, while others have virtually no pain at all. If you are having severe pain, call your dentist and be seen. One condition (dry socket) can become apparent 3-10 days after the procedure and be very painful. Some measures can be taken to relieve the pain. Call for a follow-up visit and let your dentist help.

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A 35-year-old member asked:

Is it normal to need a tooth extraction?

5 doctor answers12 doctors weighed in
Dr. Michael Opsahl
Fertility Medicine 44 years experience
Yes: A tooth extraction is very common and a dentist can probably address the incidence. I know that it is less common for young people today because dentists have found ways to protect teeth compared to people my age (58). Still, any procedure, dental or medical, should be performed only after informed consent. I hope this helps, best wishes.
Dr. Phillip Frist
Dentistry 47 years experience
Possibly, but my first question would be,can it be saved ?and if so why take something out then need to worry about what you are going to need to do to replace it?
Sep 8, 2012
A 37-year-old member asked:

How much do tooth extraction hurt?

3 doctor answers4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Gary Sandler
Dentistry 55 years experience
Zero: Local anesthetics are given to numb the area completely and therefore you should not feel anything for the procedure. Nitrous Oxide\Oxygen or IV sedation is also available for the very anxious patient. Some soreness afterwards is to be expected which can be handled with an appropriate OTC or prescription pain medication.
A 35-year-old member asked:

How long does tooth extraction heal?

2 doctor answers4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Tarek Hamid
Dentistry 10 years experience
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.
A 42-year-old member asked:

How long does a tooth extraction take?

3 doctor answers4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Gregory Barry
21 years experience
Thanks for asking!: Most extractions take 3-5 minutes per tooth. Of course not all extractions are the same and many multi-rooted or root canal treated teeth will take longer due to their level of difficulty and need for surgical removal.
A 46-year-old member asked:

How long does a extraction of a tooth take?

2 doctor answers2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Nathaniel Chan
21 years experience
Varies: Simple extractions should only take a few minutes. Complicated extractions can sometimes take longer, but in general, oral surgeons and experienced dentists can still complete complicated extractions very quickly and with minimal to no discomfort.

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