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What to do if i had one wisdom tooth taken out yesterday. How long will it take for it to heal?

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Dr. Thomas Marxen
Dentistry - Periodontics
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In brief: It depends

Everybody heals at a different rate.
It may take several days before the area feels comfortable. Try to ovoid disturbing the blood clots in the sockets if they are open.

In brief: It depends

Everybody heals at a different rate.
It may take several days before the area feels comfortable. Try to ovoid disturbing the blood clots in the sockets if they are open.
Dr. Thomas Marxen
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Dr. Steven Koos
Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial

In brief: Extraction Socket

If you are referring to how long will it take for the socket to close or be sealed over with gingiva - this too depends on each individual's rate of healing.
However, on average, it takes 3-6 weeks for the hole to fully close. Avoid vigorous rinsing, forceful expectorating, drinking through straws, smoking and heavily carbonated drinks for the first 5 days.

In brief: Extraction Socket

If you are referring to how long will it take for the socket to close or be sealed over with gingiva - this too depends on each individual's rate of healing.
However, on average, it takes 3-6 weeks for the hole to fully close. Avoid vigorous rinsing, forceful expectorating, drinking through straws, smoking and heavily carbonated drinks for the first 5 days.
Dr. Steven Koos
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