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

I am a 29 year old female who will have a tooth extraction. How long does it take to recover from a tooth extraction?

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Recovery from an extraction may be influenced by the difficulty of the extraction, the experience and technique utilized by your dentist for the extraction, the presence or absence of traumatized tissue (abscess, etc) prior to the extraction as well as your perception and/or pain tolerance.
It will depend on how difficult the extraction is, determined by bone quality, tooth condition, and location, but it usually takes from 3 days to a week.
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Typically just within 2-3 days at the most. It depends on the tooth, whether it is impacted or infected.
Teeth removal or tooth extractions is one of the common dental surgeries. In most cases, it can take up to 2 weeks to recover after tooth removal. Looking after the wound properly can help a person to heal as quickly as possible.
Usual healing period for simple extractions would be 1-2 weeks. However it might extend to another week or two depending upon how good patient follows post operative instructions.