How long does it take for the gum to close after a tooth extraction?
Depending on the size of the tooth that was removed, it can take 1-6 weeks for the gum tissue to close.
How long does it hurt after getting a tooth pulled?
Having pain after an extraction is normal and common. Depending on the complexity of your case, pain can last up to two weeks but can be managed with over-the-counter pain medication, ice packs, etc.
How long do dental extractions take?
Dental extractions can take anywhere from 20-40 minutes, depending on the complexity of the case.
Can you drive after getting a tooth pulled?
You can drive immediately after getting your tooth pulled if local anesthesia was used; however, you should avoid driving for 24 hours if another type of sedative was used, or even 48 hours if general anesthesia was used.
How long after tooth extraction can I eat?
For the first 24-48 hours after an extraction, you will only be able to consume fluids and soft foods. You should not have any foods that require you to chew, as this can result in pain. Here are some examples of foods you can eat immediately after an extraction: yogurt, apple sauce, smoothies, mashed potatoes, jello, pudding, blended soups, etc.