Extraction Information - typically 1 appointment needed. If surgical extraction, please ask dentist if stitches are dis-solvable or if you need to return for stitch removal
Cost is based on a normal extraction. If gum planing is required, the price will adjust.
Please see information on Bone Loss and Bone Grafting
HEALING AFTER EXTRACTIONS AND ORAL SURGERY
After tooth removal, you will want to do all the right things for the area to heal quickly and smoothly. This requires that a blood clot is formed. The blood clot covers the extraction site and allows the area to heal. A lot of the tips below help the blood clot to form properly and not become dislodged. A dislodged clot is often referred to as Dry Socket
The Healing Process:
It usually takes gum tissue about 3-4 weeks to heal. The bone can take up to 6 months to heal completely. However, pain should be lessening by the second day. You may feel the sharp edge of the socket with your tongue and sometimes, little bits of bone may make their way to the surface and work their way out. This is perfectly normal and harmless. If a small bit of bone is annoying you and you don't want to wait until it comes out by itself, you can ask the dentist to remove it for you.
Still in pain?