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What's the recovery length of a tooth extraction?

I'm 34 and I need to have one of my molars extracted. How long does it take to recover from a tooth extraction?

11 Answers

Usually about 2-3 days.
Good afternoon,

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.

Dr. Reid
Between 2-10 days depending if it’s an easy or difficult extraction
For whatever reason your tooth needs to be extracted, you want to make sure you do not lose any more teeth.
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.
The recovery time will depend on how well your body responds and heals. Following the post extraction protocol given to you by your dentist/oral surgeon will help with expediting the healing process.
1-2 weeks depending on the type of extraction necessary. If it is a surgical extraction which may involve the bone, it is a longer recovery, 2-3 weeks. Each case is different but I would ask the dentist/surgeon
Thank you for your inquiry! Recovery varies according to the difficulty of the extraction and from one person to another. Usually two to five days. Hopefully this was help!
Well, usually after 2 to 3 days after an extraction it is feeling okay. It is unusual sometimes that the tooth being extracted, the tissue and the bone do not return to normal, and that is mainly in the body because of bad things inside it.
Everyone is different and healing depends on a variety of issues, but most people feel great after 2 or 3 days
Great question- it really depends on the existing condition of the molar that needs to be extracted. Some of the factors that would affect the healing would be... is the root solid? Does it have existing periodontal disease? How much bone is existing? Is the tooth ankylosed (fused to bone without ligaments). Does it have existing root canal? Normal soft tissue healing takes about 7-14 days. Bone healing/filling takes about 3-4 + months depending on your overall health. Hope that helps! Dr Ivan Ho.
Unless the tooth is impacted (covered by bound and tissue), the recovery time for a normal extraction without complications should be 24 to 48 hours. It will take longer than that for the socket to heal, but you should be able to return to normal activities in that time.