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How Long Do You Need to Heal After an Extraction Before Getting an Implant?

Posted on 4/10/2018 by Tessa Smith-Greisch
Dental Implant Madison Oral Surgery & Dental Implants WI 53713We fully understand that all you really want is a healthy smile. There is nothing more beautiful than healthy teeth and gums, especially if these are your natural teeth that are cavity free and plaque free. However, there are times that a severely infected tooth cannot be saved by root canals, crowns, and fillings anymore.

These cavities and infections are unavoidable and this may already be as a call for tooth extraction, which means that your tooth no longer responds to treatments and removal is already necessary.

Dental Implant is Beautiful

There is no need to be sad because you can still wear a smile. While natural teeth are inexplicably beautiful, dental implants look exactly like natural teeth. Unlike dental dentures, implants provide a stable support for your artificial teeth.

You do not need to worry about it falling off. Metal posts or frames will be surgically attached to your jawbones. These metal posts, which are most likely titanium, will act as the root of the artificial teeth. Once settled, the artificial teeth can now be mounted or fastened to the metal posts.

Patience is a Virtue

How fast can you have a dental implant after an extraction? That depends on you and your oral health. You need to let yourself heal, which means there should be no swelling and no bleeding, before having an implant. However, that is not always the case.

There are times that if the extracted tooth is an incisor or a molar and you have a healthy surrounding bone with no major infection, then you can immediately have an implant on that same day you had your tooth extracted.

If your extracted tooth is a molar, but still have a healthy surrounding bone and no major infection, this is the time you need to wait. Molars have complicated pulps and roots, so you need to wait two to three months before getting an implant. This timeframe is the most effective healing timeframe before getting an implant.

However, if there is a bone loss, major infection, or possible gum disease, there will be a delay. The area of the extracted tooth needs cleaning and treatment, which can possibly take five to six months for the healing period.

Let us help you restore your most beautiful smile. Visit us today!

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