How long is the recovery after dental root amputation?

Generally, there is not a long recovery period for a dental root amputation. Your mouth may be sore but your recovery will likely depend on how much bone had to be removed to get to the root. Your dentist will recommend either an over-the-counter pain reliever such as Tylenol or Advil or may prescribe medication to help you control pain. If your pain intensifies or seems not to get better, call your dentist.



After a dental root amputation, you will probably have a sore mouth for a few days. Stitches will be in place for 7 to 10 days. As with any dental surgery procedure, you’ll have some swelling, soreness, and bleeding for a few days, since the surgery involves cutting open your gums. You may need to eat softer foods so you don’t injure your gums. During the recovery period, your endodontist (dental surgeon) will likely prescribe antibiotics, pain medication, and maybe an antimicrobial mouthwash.

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