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I get my wisdom tooth pulled out tomorrow and i play football so i would like to know when can go back to football and start practicing ?

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Dr. Kirk Yen answered

Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery

Contact sports requiet proper healing of the tissue so it doesn't rip open on contact with other players. Usually it requires about one week for initial healing that allows you to work out but to avoid contact. Maybe another week for normal practice. Every one heals at different rate and depends on amount of surgery. Best to ask the surgeon before scheduling tthe surgery.

Answered Sep 18, 2016

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Dr. Theodore Davantzis answered

Specializes in Dentistry

Each extraction is different... some patients are perfectly fine the next day, others take a week or more to recover fully. There is no one answer for everyone.

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