Are you worried about what to expect after tooth removal? While your healing process can vary slightly depending on a few factors, the majority of healing takes place within seven to ten days. Luckily, if you're worried about how long pain lasts after tooth extraction, most people find that it decreases after day three.
It's during the first two days after tooth extraction that most aftercare and attention is needed. In addition to expecting some low-level bleeding for up to 24 hours after the extraction, keep an eye on maintaining the blood clot that forms in the socket where the tooth used to be.
What should a tooth extraction look like when healing?
Granulation tissue plays a key role in the healing process and helps protect the clot. When a tooth is extracted, granulation tissue forms after about one week, protecting the extraction site until the new bone can form, which takes about eight weeks.
To speed up your tooth extraction healing time, you can take measures to protect the open socket and avoid disturbing the blood clot.