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How Long Does It Take A 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
1 month: It takes approx. A month for the tissue to heal over the opening in the mouth and months longer for complete bone fill. ...Read more
Doesn't matter: A misconception is one should wait for a wisdom tooth to grow in. Wisdom teeth should be removed well before this most of the time to prevent damage to other teeth and lessen complications from removal. A partially formed wisdom tooth is much easier to deal with as is one that hasn't come in. Get a second opinion and see an oral surgeon soon. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
RCT Pain: In the vast majority of cases there is no pain during root canal therapy as you will be given a local anesthetic to completely numb the area. Most of my patients experience little or no discomfort following rct although occasionally there is mild to moderate discomfort, especially to biting pressure, for a day or two at most and is easily handled with mild to moderate otc pain medication. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Quite a while: The wisdom tooth (or third molar) starts forming in the mandible behind the second molar at about age 12. The tooth slowly forms the crown and roots over many years. If there is room, the tooth will start to erupt into the mouth around age 18. The tooth can partially erupt, completely erupt, or not erupt at all into the mouth. The dentist will have to determine what treatment each case requires. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Complexity: First the dentist has to remove all of the damaged parts of the tooth, then choose the appropriate restorative material and place it. The bigger and more complex the cavity, the longer it will take to do the work. "fillings" are not a commodity like a can of soup. It's a service. Every filling has its own challenges. So your filling will not be exactly ike the one uncle joe got. ...Read more
Ten to sixty minutes: It depends on the position of the wisdom tooth. If it is full bony impacted, takes around thirty minutes. But if fully bony and distoversion or either on or near the nerve bundle, sixty or more minutes. And the fee is more for the more difficult ones. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Erupt..not grow : Wisdom teeth don't grow as you think. They are developing under the gums and when they erupt or make their appearance in your mouth can be anywhere from 14 years old to over 70. Some people don't even have them or they may never erupt or be visible in the mouth. You can have a panoramic type x-ray which will show if you have them and their location in you mouth. That would be best solution. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends: It depends on why you needed to have your baby tooth pulled and where the permanent tooth is situated. At 16 most of the time all of the baby teeth have been lost and the permanent teeth erupted. Your dentist should be able to give you an answer to this question since he knows your mouth. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Weeks to months: I'm sorry for this vague answer, but your expectation of "gaps to close" is hard to gauge. Wound closure--bone is no longer exposed, and gum is covering and sealing off the bone--will be and should be quick. This till take a week or a little more. For the crater-like dent to disappear completely, you may be waiting for months. Your systemic health also matters. Unhealthy body is slow to heal. ...Read more
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