When a tooth is beyond repair, the dentist may ask to get it removed. You may wonder how the extraction procedure is going to be and how long will it take to recover. Here’s the answer to all your queries:
The dentist will ask for tooth removal when:
In case of a simple tooth extraction, the recovery is quite quick and the oral surgeon will ask you to rest only for 48 to 72 hours. This will help in relaxing after the procedure and the treatment location can clot. The patient can then return to performing normal activities; however, the soft tissue recovery may take 3 or 4 weeks.
During surgical extraction, the recovery may take a little longer. The dentist will ask you to rest for 48 to 72 hours and even after that, you would be advised to limit your physical activities at least for a week. You should discuss with your dentist about the nature of your job so that he can guide on how long to stay away from physical activity.