How Long Does It Take To Pull Upper Teeth?

How long does it take to recover from having all my upper teeth pullede. I also feel very sharp shards all along the gum line. What can I do for that pain? Thank you. 

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Answer: Extractions

By Sarah h
Dental Professional

Everyone heals at different rates.  Unfortunately, the older we are and the more health complications or medications we take, complicates our healing.  Having all your upper teeth remoed is a big procedure and you should expect to take several days to recouperate. This does not mean that you will be completely healed in a few days, but should be able to start to resume normal activities.  Complete healing can take up to several months.  Sharp areas along the gum line are most likely remaining bone that will begin to fill in as you heal.  If your provider gave you a prescription for pain medication, take it as directed. Otherwise you can alternate over-the-counter medications such as Tylenol and Motrin as needed.  Keep the area clean by rinsing with warm salt water 1-2 times a day until you are healed. 

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