What is extraction in dentistry?

A tooth extraction is a procedure to remove a tooth from the gum socket. It is usually done by a general dentist, an oral surgeon, or a periodontist. The appearance of normal teeth varies, especially the molars.

How long does it take to recover from a tooth extraction?

About 3 days after your tooth extraction, your gums will begin to heal and close around the removal site. And finally, 7-10 days after your procedure, the opening left by your extracted tooth should be closed (or almost closed), and your gums should no longer be tender or swollen.

What is the most common complication during tooth extraction?

Dry socket – the most common complication seen from tooth extractions is dry socket. This is when the blood clot that forms in the pocket of the gums is dislodged one to three days following surgery. This exposes the bone of the jaw and the nerves and can result in intense pain and slowed healing.Dec 15, 2019

How do I know if a tooth needs to be extracted?

Symptoms That May Be a Sign You Need a Tooth Extraction
Bad breath that can't be explained and that won't go away no matter what you try.
Bleeding, swelling, and sensitivity in the back of your mouth where your wisdom teeth are located.
Pain in your jaw, mouth, and neck.
Headaches that seem to originate from the jaw.

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