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Roseville, CA
A 18-year-old female asked:

When can you have oral sex after a wisdom teeth extraction, nervous to ask own doctor?

5 doctor answers11 doctors weighed in
Dr. Kevin Windisch
Pediatrics 26 years experience
You won't want to: You won't feel like having oral sex for some time after surgery- you'll be a bit sore.
Dr. Gary Brown
38 years experience
Pitcher or catcher?: We advise patients to refrain from any suction after extractions for at least 72 hours. That goes for the use of a straw or smoking or anything that could dislodge the blood clot. Oral sex, then, would not be a problem if you are the catcher, not the pitcher.
Dr. Amanda Thompson
24 years experience
1 week: I would wait at least a week to ensure you are completely healed!
Dr. Phillip Frist
Dentistry 47 years experience
2-3 weeks: Healing must be going well and no bleeding present and no sutures present for at least 1 week. Vaccum pressure can pull out a blood clot and cause dry socket plus ask for infection directly into the blood stream. Stay on the side of conservative.
Dr. Louis Gallia
Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial 46 years experience
One week: One week should be ok. For best results with wisdom teeth, make sure you are evaluated and treated by a board certified oral & maxillofacial surgeon.

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