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A 16-year-old female asked:

How long does it take for wisdom teeth extraction holes to heal? how long do i have to irrigate them? they were stitched.

2 doctor answers5 doctors weighed in
Dr. Dinh Bui
Dr. Dinh Buianswered
Dentistry 24 years experience
4 weeks :): It takes 3 days to determine if there is an infection or dry socket. After that the granulation tissue should fill the socket with epithelial migration down the socket wall approximately 1mm per day. Soft tissue heals at about 2 weeks clinically but established crosslink at 4 weeks. The hole then will continue to remodel and replace by bone about 4 to 6 months.
Dr. Gary Klugman
Dentistry 47 years experience
Depends: It depends on what was required to remove the teeth. Everyone heals differently. The average is a couple of weeks for the skin to grow over the hole. It will take 3 months for the bone to grow back. Hope that helps.

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Last updated Jul 14, 2018


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