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

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Dr. Steven Koos
Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Steven Koos
Dr. Steven Koos
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Dr. Daniel Quon
Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial

In brief: Depends

Wound healing is dependent upon not only the physical status of the individual, but the mental status as well.
There are alot of 88 year old patients who are extremely healthy, have a better mental state than those many generations younger and heal very quickly. If the patient is a compromised frail 88 year old wound healing and recovery would be longer.

In brief: Depends

Wound healing is dependent upon not only the physical status of the individual, but the mental status as well.
There are alot of 88 year old patients who are extremely healthy, have a better mental state than those many generations younger and heal very quickly. If the patient is a compromised frail 88 year old wound healing and recovery would be longer.
Dr. Daniel Quon
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Dr. Keith Grimm
Dentistry

In brief: Not long

Generally, extraction sites are healed within 7-10 days.
It may be slightly longer as you get older, but not much...Assuming there are no complicating medical conditions.

In brief: Not long

Generally, extraction sites are healed within 7-10 days.
It may be slightly longer as you get older, but not much...Assuming there are no complicating medical conditions.
Dr. Keith Grimm
Dr. Keith Grimm
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