How Long Does It Take To Recover from a Tooth Extraction?

May 16, 2019

Tooth extraction is often the last resort dental treatment recommended and administered by your dentist. Tooth extraction is carried out when there is no chance to save the tooth and preventing the decay and the disease from spreading to other teeth.

Why Would A Person Need a Tooth Extraction?

  • The dental cavity is beyond repair.
  • A broken tooth cannot be put back together
  • Gum disease has weakened the bone, and it can no longer support the tooth.
  • Baby tooth won’t falls naturally and is inhibiting the growth of adult tooth.
  • Room needs to be created for dental implants, orthodontic treatments, and dentures.

How Long Does It Take To Recover From an Extraction?

The recovery of a patient from a tooth extraction can vary among patient. It depends upon factors such as the location and size of the tooth, dental health of the patient, complying with the aftercare instruction.

A simple extraction has a brief recovery period required 2-3 days of allowing the treatment area to clot and the soft tissues can completely heal within 3-4 weeks.

Cases of surgical extractions can require a longer recovery period. The patient might be required to refrain from physical activities up to a week, and the soft tissues can completely heal within 6-8 weeks.

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Here are some tips for ensuring a speedy recovery post tooth extraction.

  • Avoid chewing, brushing and flossing in the region where the tooth has been extracted.
  • Avoid using a straw, spitting or rinsing your mouth for about 24 hours post-treatment to enable the treatment area to clot properly.
  • Avoid smoking as it can lead to an infection.
  • Keep the head in an elevated position to avoid bleeding.
  • Use cold compression and prescribed medication

Using local anesthesia and advanced dental technology, our dental team at Anchorage Dental Arts ensure that most extractions as simple, quick and has a faster recovery period. Our team will help you offer aftercare instruction which includes brushing twice a day, flossing regularly and regularly scheduling dental appointments.