How long will it take to recover from oral surgery?

The length of recovery from oral surgery depends on the type of extraction you had – simple or surgical extraction, as in the case of removing an impacted tooth. There are also health factors that come into play and whether or not you smoke. Smoking can inhibit healing after oral surgery, and is not recommended.

After a simple extraction at Queen Anne Dental, you can expect some discomfort and swelling for about 24 to 48 hours. If you have a surgical extraction, this swelling and discomfort can last for three days. Full healing may take several weeks.

We will provide you with medication and explain the steps you can take after surgery to make reduce discomfort and swelling. Taking your medication and following these after-care instructions carefully will promote faster healing and prevent complications.

Dr. Goel can give you more specific information regarding healing time once we perform a full evaluation of the teeth that need to be extracted. We also offer solutions for tooth replacement after extraction and he can discuss these options with you as well.

Our goal is to protect your oral health in a comfortable, stress-free setting. We understand your apprehension about tooth extraction, and will do everything to make it as easy as possible for you