How long does it take for a tooth extraction to heal

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Avatar n tn I had a complicated tooth extraction a week ago on bottom tooth. The tooth wasn't stong enogh to pull out in one peice, so she had to lossen the bone around the roots to remove it. She put in more bone compund and packed the socket and stitched me closed. I have now developed what I think is a dry socket ( the pain is amazing). I called her back , and she said she can't use the dry socket packing , because we will undo everything she has done ( ie bone compond).
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Avatar n tn the pain went but two days before extraction it came back, I asked for an xray and you could plainly see the infection. they went ahead and removed the tooth. i have had a few extractions and have had a dry socket on several occassions, but nothing compared to the pain i went through in the next five days, I wnet back and was prescribed amoxciclyn again, pain went, came back two weeks later in my ear.
Avatar n tn How long does it take for the swelling to heal. I have not applied any ice or heat to the affected area. Also is it safe to brush the area where the tooth was extracted ? He says it is safe but from what I understand I should avoid brushing that area.
Avatar n tn My dentist said he had never known a socket take so long to heal and he has been a dentist for quite some years!! Be patient because it will eventually heal but may take some time. Good luck!
Avatar m tn its only bin 2 weeks tmrw its just a lil sensetive im not in pain really .. how long do u predict for it 2 heal ? and what can i do 2 keep it clean n fresh ??
Avatar f tn It may take some time for the area to heal. I am a little concerned about the pains and needles of the chin though. I would definitely let your dentist know about that because usually pain from an extraction is more of a throbbing or dull ache rather than a pins and needles type of pain. When was the extraction done?
Avatar n tn I have dry socket too and was wondering how long is it taking for yours to heal? The surgeon told me to try the meds first and then he would pack it. I still have holes and have to irrigate after eating. My surgery was two weeks ago and I was sedated. I had impacted molars.
Avatar f tn Thanks Doctor, but my doctor wants me to wait 6 months until the implants and give me flippers until then. I feel like thats a long time. Does it normally take that long?
Avatar n tn I intend to extract my molar tooth. I am 63 yrs, Can i take the aspirin and do the tooth extraction or take after the extraction. Your advice will be much appreciated. thank you.
Avatar m tn I've been having these amorphous pains in my mouth, and after a cavity was filled in this tooth it hurts to bite on it. I went to see a different dentist because the one I've had for a long time just doesn't seem to be able to ever properly diagnose what's going on with me. I saw my wife's dentist and was diagnosed with a cracked tooth -- he used a powerful light to show me how it was cracked.
Avatar f tn I am 24 years old and was referred to an oral surgeon for my wisdom teeth extraction. All four wisdom teeth are impacted, the top two have erupted through the skin, but the bottom two have not come through yet. The oral surgeon informed never once mentioned bone grafting- until I got to the counter and the recptionist was putting together the treatment plan- and then it was mentioned that it was recommended to have bone grafting done after the extraction of the bottom two wisdom teeth.
Avatar f tn When i speak there is only one tooth on that side.. visual.. back molar tooth next to it.. then a tooth. That free standing tooth is very sensitive not to hot or cold when I speak. When i put my tongue around the gums it is sensitive.. Dentist told me that can happen and once the nerves and gums calm down that will increase. Is that true? 3.
335728 tn?1331414412 Thanks for all your support...will let you know how it goes and how long it will take for hubby's hand to heal!
Avatar n tn I tried to repost it but the max has been reached for daily postings. How long does a dry socket take to heal? After such relief, it began to hurt again this evening. There is a sharp pain in my ear and that "Dry socket pain" at the site. I went in for the packing on Monday. I called on Tuesday to ask for a dress changing and was told if it didn't hurt, not to worry. The packing would dissolve on it's own.
Avatar f tn s given me a prescription to keep on one side just in-case it flares up again, but not to get it unless it does. How long does it take to heal? It's 2wks today since extraction? My other qestion was I said I hadn't had alcohol for 2 wks could I have it with dry socket? He said I could it wouldn't make any difference unless I have to take antibiotics.Is this true? I followed all the rules i don't smoke.
Avatar n tn 1) If I leave the site of the extraction empty, will I be able to live with it? Will it require a great adjustment or will I get used to it? Might I also face problems with occlusion and TMJ in the long term as one dentist warned me? 2) I have asked and researched about the possibility of implants. There are titanium as well as zirconium ones. Does anyone have any experience with them? Might they give me problems? After all, these are foreign bodies in contact with the bone.
Avatar n tn It will probably resolve itself but it make take several months for it to resolve. If its a loose piece of bone, it will be pushed out by the gums. If its a sharp piece of bone sticking out of your jaw, it'll take some time for the body to break it down and smoothen it. If it bothers you, you can have the dentist re-open up the area and smooth down the bone. The surgery is very minor usually. You may want to discuss it with him/her if you feel that it bothers enough to.
Avatar n tn I mean expect there to be some discomfort but man I am in so much pain and nothing is working to alleviate it!! There is a constant throbbing in this tooth, it feels as though the pain is radiating to other teeth and not only that the tooth in front of the one where I had the lengthening has so much pressure it feels as if it is going to explode. THIS IS ABSOLUTELY NUTS!!
Avatar m tn It can take months for the hole to completely close up and heal. I had my wisdom taken out in December last year and I still get a little food stuck in my sockets from time to time. Its been almost 2 months. You can go back to get it checked out anyways just for your own peace of mind but as long as there's no pain and you can keep the area clean, just let it heal up on its own.
Avatar f tn In a normal tooth extraction, it takes about 6 to 8 weeks for the gum and bone to completely fill. But still you are facing the pain after six month of tooth extraction, then you need a professional help to get relief.
Avatar n tn s just still healing. However for a regular tooth extraction i highly doubt they will give you anyththing stronger. try sensodyne. anything numbing. Don't chew on that side.
Avatar f tn How long does it take for a cavity to develop a periapical abscess? When is the tooth too far gone to save it? Hope to hear from an expert.
Avatar f tn I noticed a spot on the inside of my mouth, below/ between teeth 27 and 28 on May 21st. I thought it was a canker sore forming. It's quite small, not sore but hasn't changed since I found it. It's slightly pink with a lighter spot in the center. When I first noticed it, it felt like loose skin. I went to my dentist today and she re x-rayed. I'd just had my cleaning and exam on May 12th with panorama and 4 bite wing x-rays.
Avatar m tn about 8 weeks ago I had a lower tooth extracted (the first 'double' tooth on the right side) and it broke off. The dentist removed it in pieces and said all was OK. He put a stitch in it and it was fine until the stitch dissolved and the socket got quite sore and it felt like there was exposed bone across my gum inside the socket. I went back and he said it was not a piece of root left in but bone which surrounds the tooth.
Avatar f tn relax, be patient and do not push urself and set limits it will take as long as it takes...we all are going to take diff rates of time, let ur body heal...