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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

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Dr. Mark Ingerman
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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?

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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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?

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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