How long after tooth extraction for gum to heal?

Q.
How long should it take for the area around an extracted tooth to heal properly? It has been two weeks since I had my tooth extracted but it still feels sensitive.
A.
Having a tooth extracted is like breaking your arm. If you break your arm the bone takes approximately 8 weeks to heal in a cast. Your jaw bone is similar and could take up to 8 weeks to heal but generally takes less. Being sensitive after 2 weeks is common. You should call your dentist and let them know in case they want to check it. Dr. Lemongello
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