Healing time varies for each individual. If you are healthy and do not have systemic diseases you will be healed and back to normal activity within 3-4days. If you are unhealthy or have slower healing time it could take up to 14days. The full time for an extraction site to completely heal though is 4-6months for the bone to completely remodel and fill in the space. You should be back to normal though while that is all occurring.
If your tooth is infected, swelling? throbbing?, you may have to be on a course of antibiotics to let the infection settle down.
Antibiotics are alright and should be taken when needed. Patients have been scared to death about taking antibiotics. When prescribed, antibiotics are given, all of them should be taken. Some patients take them for two-three days and stop. Infections can flare up and make problems
worse. If your tooth is infected and treated and is ready to be extracted. Follow your doctor's instructions. After the extraction, you will be told not to rinse your mouth for 24 hours. This is to keep the blood clot intact. You will be given instructions. It may be helpful to take some one with you. Every one is anxious about having dental work done. I know a few dentists who say nothing affect them. BUT it does. Do not rinse your mouth for 24 hours. You may be given some gauze. If your bleeding has stopped. and only a pinkish liquid is oozing, you are not bleeding. Some patients keep putting the gauze in their mouth and with out realizing it they are chewing on it
When you are trying to stop bleeding you place gauze and bite down hard. Bleeding will stop shortly. Don't bend down. Sleep with your head raised. When the numbness wears off, you can eat soft foods on your other side. After 24 hours
you can rinse witj warm salt water. You will do rinsing for a few days frequently especially after eating. You can floss and brush your teeth, brush gently where your tooth was extracted.