As every case is different, the amount of time required to remove a tooth can vary.
Typically a routine extraction will take 20-40 minutes to complete, including the time taken for you to go numb and after the procedure for the dentist to check it has stopped bleeding.
How long does it take to heal when a tooth is pulled?
The initial healing period usually takes about one to two weeks. New bone and gum tissue will grow into the gap. Over time, however, having a tooth (or teeth) missing can cause the remaining teeth to shift, affecting your bite and making it difficult to chew.
Can a dentist pull an infected tooth?
Pull the affected tooth.
If the affected tooth can’t be saved, your dentist will pull (extract) the tooth and drain the abscess to get rid of the infection.
Should I still have pain 5 days after tooth extraction?
It is completely normal to experience some mild discomfort after a tooth extraction. Yet any pain and problems will steadily decline as you heal.
Does having a tooth removed hurt?
The procedure: tooth removal
The roots of your tooth sit in a socket (hole) in your gum. You’ll feel some pressure in your mouth when you have a tooth removed but it shouldn’t be painful. If you do feel any pain, let your dentist know straightaway.