A 38-year-old member asked:
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how long do i need to wait to get back to physical activity after having wisdom teeth removed?

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Dr. Edward Kuhnley
45 years experience Child Psychiatry
As tolerated: Recovery depends upon the difficulty of the extraction, including residual bleeding. Activity resumption depends upon how well the person is recovering. As recovery improves ease into activity.
Answered on Oct 4, 2016
Dr. Debi Williams
26 years experience Dentistry
48 hours : Usually you can resume normal activity after 48 hours. I would avoid sports activities and exercising for 5-7 days.
Answered on Apr 9, 2016
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Dr. John Thaler
41 years experience Prosthodontics
Depends: Depends on how healed your sockets are. Usually 3-5 days is sufficient for moderate exercise. 7-10 for more intense/longer duration exercise. The concern is to not restart the bleeding by increasing the blood pressure to the area. You must be the judge. Remember, you are not 20 anymore and don't heal like a 20 year old. Patience is a virtue. Good luck.
Answered on Jan 6, 2015

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Dr. Howard Kirschner
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After 24 hours \: Usually you should be able to eat again after 24 hours or until sutures are removed.
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Dr. Thomas Yash
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3 to 4 days. : You should wait for several days for healing purposes. The first two days should be moderate activities. Doing too much like exercise or excursions, m ... Read More

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