Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: northern Minnesota
That depends on which teeth need to be pulled, how firmly they are still attached, and whether or not infection is present. I've had teeth pulled on my cats that were already just about ready to fall out on their own that were no big deal, and I've had teeth pulled that were such difficult extractions that they caused intense pain for a few days following the extractions.
I would not expect a cat having multiple extractions to be normal immediately afterwards. I'd typically expect a couple of weeks for the cat's mouth to heal. In the meantime, I'd feed canned food soup (canned food mixed with warm water) that the cat could lap up easily. I've had cats refuse to eat kibble for as long as a couple of months following multiple tooth extractions.
Again depending on the condition of the tooth and underlying gum, the vet may suture the hole closed following an extraction. My cat, Noddy, however, just had a tooth extracted last Tuesday. The underlying gum was so badly infected and mangled that the vet couldn't place any sutures, so it's having to heal as an open hole.