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Tooth extraction: how long does it take to fully heal?

Tooth extraction: how long does it take to fully heal?

3 to 6 months: Healing starts the day the tooth is removed, but it takes a while for gum to cover the socket where the tooth was, and for bone to fill in the hole underneath the gum. Often, an x-ray will show the outline of where the tooth was for years after the extraction because teeth are surrounded by a dense layer of bone. ...Read more

Dr. Al Hegab
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Tooth Extraction (Definition)

Tooth extraction means removing an entire tooth or teeth from the jawbone. ...Read more


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How long is it supposed to it take for a tooth extraction to heal?

How long is it supposed to it take for a tooth extraction to heal?

Extraction socket: It depends on which tooth and which jaw, but most tooth extraction sockets should be healed and closed by six weeks. If you're concerned, go back and see your dentist or oral surgeon. ...Read more

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How long should it take to heal for elderly (88years old) tooth extraction?

How long should it take to heal for elderly (88years old) tooth extraction?

Varies: Healing in the elderly can be retarded, but several weeks additional to the "normal" range is not unlikely. Have patient follow up with doc if concerned. ...Read more

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How long should it take to heal for elderly (88years old) tooth extraction?

How long should it take to heal for elderly (88years old) tooth extraction?

No exact answer: First, no presence of medical conditions, if any were mentioned. Secondly, no mention of infection, which tooth, easy or difficult extraction, etc. Basically, we have very little information to go on. Finally, what is meant by "healing"? Older individuals do tend to heal more slowly, but everything else being equal, there is no major difference in healing time. A few days to a few weeks? ...Read more

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After a wisdom tooth extraction - assuming the tooth was fully erupted - how long does it take for the extraction site to heal?

After a wisdom tooth extraction - assuming the tooth was fully erupted - how long does it take for the extraction site to heal?

Wound healing: With the understanding that each case is different from both a dental and medical standpoint here are some basic guidelines. Gums will heal over in about 10 days to 2 weeks, although the gum may still feel somewhat tender for longer. Bone maturation takes 8-12 weeks generally. ...Read more

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How long does it take for your mouth to heal after a wisdom tooth extraction?

How long does it take for your mouth to heal after a wisdom tooth extraction?

2-6 weeks, varies: Following a tooth extraction you can should generally feel a gradual improvement in your symptoms over the first 2 weeks. If you feel like the pain is getting worse it is important to see your provider for follow up. Extractions can vary greatly and will take long to heal if bone removal was required. It might also take longer if post op instructions are not followed. ...Read more

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How long does a tooth extraction take?

How long does a tooth extraction take?

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. ...Read more

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How long does a tooth extraction and bone graft take?

How long does a tooth extraction and bone graft take?

Extraction: If you are asking how long it takes to do the procedure, assuming it is uncomplicated, then the answer is somewhere around an hour give or take a little. If you are asking about how long the healing takes then there are two answers. The gum tissue heals quickly, about two weeks and the bone filling in underneath takes about 3 - 4 months, sometimes longer. ...Read more

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How long does tooth extraction heal?

How long does tooth extraction heal?

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. ...Read more

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How long does it take for tooth extraction hole to close?

How long does it take for tooth extraction hole to close?

Extraction socket: It depends on which tooth and which jaw, but tooth extractions sockets should completely heal and close by at least six weeks. If you're concerned, go back to see your dentist or oral surgeon. ...Read more

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How long does it take for a clot to form after tooth extraction?

Instantly: If you have normal clotting abilities the clot begins to form instantly. Bleeding should subside within 10 minutes. ...Read more

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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?

How long does it take to be fully healed from a upper tooth extraction and be able to eat normal foods?

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. ...Read more

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It's been two weeks since tooth extraction, but how long does it take for gum to close up and when can I eat like toast or crackers?

It's been two weeks since tooth extraction, but how long does it take for gum to close up and when can I eat like toast or crackers?

See your dentist: Pain and swelling following dental extraction is usually at its worst 24 – 48 hours after surgery, after that it should subside more and more every day and after 7 days stop. If pain persists or worsens, it may require attention and you should call your dentist or an oral surgeon for follow up appointment. Do not hesitate, it is part of the post-op care protocol. ...Read more

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How long for a tooth extraction (wisdom tooth) to heal? What I should do and not do after extraction?

How long for a tooth extraction (wisdom tooth) to heal? What I should do and not do after extraction?

7-10 days: The typical wisdom teeth recovery time is seven to ten days. The length of recovery depends a lot on how badly the wisdom teeth were impacted. There are plenty of things you can do to make the recovery time easier. Ask your surgeon for more information before the surgery. ...Read more

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How long does it take to recover from a wisdom tooth extraction?

How long does it take to recover from a wisdom tooth extraction?

1 day to weeks: The recoverytime will depend on how
1. How many teeth wer removed?
2. Were they extracted easily or was a dental handpiece used to remove bone around the tooth. (were the teeth above or below your gum line.
3. Are you getting exercise several times a week or you do not exercise at all.
4. Younger people recover faster than older people.
5. Do you have any medical issues or not. ...Read more

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How long does it take for recovery from a molar tooth extraction?

Six weeks: Removing a tooth, especially a molar is a big deal. It leaves a surface wound the size of half a dollar bill, that can become infected if food is present, followed by bacteria. Often it is already infected prior to extraction that can lead to a systemic bacteremia. This is been blamed for plaque deposits in arteries. Follow all instructions, keep hygiene good, liquid diet for five days. ...Read more

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How long does it take for the holes to close up from wisdom tooth extraction? So I can eat hard stuff

Healing time: It usually takes 4-8 weeks for the extraction site (hole) to actually heal and close up depending on whether some surgery was performed or not. Generally speaking though, after a week or two you can resume your normal eating habits if all of the post-extraction care instructions are followed. ...Read more

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How long can it take for yellowish brown saliva to go away after tooth extraction? Only noticed in the morning, and clear through day. No pain/swell.

How long can it take for yellowish brown saliva to go away after tooth extraction? Only noticed in the morning, and clear through day. No pain/swell.

Few days: It will take 2 or 3 days for the drainage to subside after a tooth extraction. The yellow-brown color is caused by hemoglobin in the blood, and emanates from the blood clot formed in the tooth socket. ...Read more

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How long does it take for a blood clot to harden after a tooth extraction?

How long does it take for a blood clot to harden after a tooth extraction?

A half hour: A certain amount of bleeding is to be expected following surgery. Slight bleeding, oozing, or redness in the saliva is very common. Excessive bleeding may be controlled by placing a gauze pad over the area and biting firmly for thirty minutes. It will form a blood clot. Repeat as needed until bleeding is stopped. Take care. ...Read more

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How many days after a tooth extraction and implant can you safely eat more than just liquid or soft food. How long for the external wound to heal?

Ask your dentist: It is always best to ask the dentist who actually performed the surgery. He or she knows more about the specifics of your surgery than any doctor online. Having said that, in general, you can eat the same day, but should favor the other side. The external wound should heal in about a week or two but again depends upon the method of surgery etc. ...Read more

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How soon after a tooth extraction can I have something put in to replace it? I need to have a tooth pulled, but want to go as short a time as possible with a gap in my teeth. How long will the spot where my tooth was have to heal before I can get somethin

Sometimes: Sometimes an extracted tooth can be replaced immediately after an extraction. More often than not, it is better to wait until the bone has filled in either partially or completely before placing an implant. There are a lot of factors to consider for example, the amount of remaining bone, whether or not there was an infection present, the type or hardness of the bone, the position of your remaining teeth, whether or not the extracted tooth is a lower or upper tooth and whether or not it is a front or back tooth. Each case has to be evaluated individually and I would suggest that you discuss this with your dentist in order to make an intelligent decision as to when to replace that missing tooth. ...Read more

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Please tell me how long it takes for to recover from general anesthesia after a wisdom tooth extraction?

Please tell me how long it takes for to recover from general anesthesia after a wisdom tooth extraction?

Depends: Depends on your body mass, the type of anesthesia used, the length of the procedure, and how your body metabolizes the anesthetic agent. Usually mostly worn off in 30 minutes to 2-3 hours, but may have some residual effects for 24hrs or longer. No 2 people are alike, so get your support system in order, and follow your oral surgeons post-surgical instructions to the letter. ...Read more

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How long does it take to recover completely after having wisdom tooth extraction it's been 3 weeks and I still need to take painkillers twice a day.

How long does it take to recover completely after having wisdom tooth extraction it's been 3 weeks and I still need to take painkillers twice a day.

Too long: This really varies widely depending on many variables including invasiveness of the surgery, your medical status, individual variation in perception of pain, surgical complications, etc. After 3 weeks, you should return to the surgeon for an assessment of why there is still significant pain. ...Read more

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8 days post-op simple wisdom tooth extraction. Sutures are out. Small hole left behind. How long on average for it to close? I've read it heals from the bottom up so to expel foreign matter.

8 days post-op simple wisdom tooth extraction. Sutures are out. Small hole left behind. How long on average for it to close? I've read it heals from the bottom up so to expel foreign matter.

True,: Heals by secondary intention. Socket fills in anywhere from 6-12 weeks. Helpful to be able to flush the socket with a plastic syringe. Can get this from most oral surgeons. ...Read more

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How long does tooth extraction, bone graft, and implant take?

How long does tooth extraction, bone graft, and implant take?

Usually 90-120 mins: A periodontist or oral surgeon who places implants routinely all day long can usually do the procedures described in about 60 - 120 minutes, bearing no other concerns and not counting time for anesthesia. However, there are many situations where the extraction and bone graft is done on one day, then allowed to heal several weeks, then the implant placed at another appointment. ...Read more

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How long does it take to recover from a bottom molar tooth extraction with a bone graft and stitches?

How long does it take to recover from a bottom molar tooth extraction with a bone graft and stitches?

Define recover: Depends on your definition of recover....If you mean "when can I go back to work? ", the answer is the next day--you will be sore, but quite functional. If you mean "when will all pain be gone? ", about 2 weeks +/-. "when will it feel like normal again? " after the implant crown is placed! ...Read more

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How long does it take for the periodontist to complete a molar tooth extraction with a bone graft and stitches?

How long does it take for the periodontist to complete a molar tooth extraction with a bone graft and stitches?

Not long: Most appointments last about an hour including sedation, anesthesia, the procedure, and dismissal. Many like to say how fast they can do things, but anyone can do fast. Quality and the protection, and preservation of the remaining tissue is most important. You will have to live with the results, so make sure to find someone focused on quality, and who will take their time! ...Read more