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When could I go back to work after my full wisdom teeth extraction?

When could I go back to work after my full wisdom teeth extraction?

Depends: Some go back to work the same day. Usually it would be prudent to be off at least a day for this surgery. It would also depend whether you had your surgery with a local anesthetic or got a a general anesthetic or conscious sedation. I would not push it and take care of yourself. Your dentist or oral surgeon should explain this to you carefully prior to the surgery. Discuss with your boss 1st! ...Read more

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Dr. Katharine Cox
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Wisdom Teeth (Definition)

Wisdom teeth are the last molars to "come in" to a person's mouth. They usually emerge when someone is 17 to 21 years old. Many wisdom teeth become impacted for lack of room in the mouth, and ...Read more


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Wanted to know if i can go back to work 3 or 4 days after wisdom teeth extraction?

Wanted to know if i can go back to work 3 or 4 days after wisdom teeth extraction?

Yes, most likely: I do not know what type of work you have, but 3-4 days are more than typical 1-2 days to recover from wisdom teeth extraction. Call your dentist to verify. If you are given pain medications, you may want to review the pharmacist's recommendations as well. Some pain meds contain narcotic medications, and you are often advised not to operate machinery or make critical decisions while taking meds. ...Read more

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I'm wondering how long do you wait to go to work after wisdom teeth extraction?

I'm wondering how long do you wait to go to work after wisdom teeth extraction?

It May Depend: How soon you should or can return to work may depend upon the number of teeth removed, the complexity of the procedure, if sedation was utilized, if you are still taking pain medication. as well as the activity requirements in your line of work. ...Read more

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When can I start chewing with my back teeth again after my wisdom teeth extraction?

When can I start chewing with my back teeth again after my wisdom teeth extraction?

2-3 werks: If all goes well after the removal of your wisdom teeth/ tooth you should be able to eat soft foods within the first week, semi- solid foods after 2-3 weeks and normal regular foods thereafter. If pain persists consult your dentist ASAP. ...Read more

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It's been a full week since my wisdom teeth extraction can I eat chipotle?

It's been a full week since my wisdom teeth extraction can I eat chipotle?

Yes, you can: It is best to avoid crunchy, hard foods like popcorn, nuts and corn chips for 7-10 days following surgery. ...Read more

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Facial swelling taking very long to subside after wisdom teeth extraction... it has been 3 months already and its only maybe 50% back to normal?

Facial swelling taking very long to subside after wisdom teeth extraction... it has been 3 months already and its only maybe 50% back to normal?

Must see the surgeon: This is highly unusual and probably is being caused by an infection and possibly a fracture of the jaw. A follow up visit with the surgeon and new X-ray to determine the cause is important. If a definitive diagnosis is not obtained seek a 2nd opinion but do not delay. ...Read more

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1 yr after wisdom teeth extraction I have itchy feeling back there in the holes-am i growing bone?

1 yr after wisdom teeth extraction I have itchy feeling back there in the holes-am i growing bone?

Yes: When you have an extraction, the bone fills in the socket from the bottom up to the surface. So you are growing bone. I haven't had any patients describe the itchy feeling you seem to be talking about. It's probably not related to the healing bone. ...Read more

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Dr. Sewa Legha
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Tooth Extraction (Definition)

Tooth extraction means removing an entire tooth or teeth from the jawbone. ...Read more