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How many days will i need to take off work after my wisdom tooth removal?

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Dr. R Thomas
Dentistry
4 doctors agree

In brief: Wisdom teeth extract

Depends on several factors - probably the most important being how difficult the extractions are (impacted or not).
Your oral surgeon will give you the best estimate. As a rule of thumb i suggest extractions on friday for return to work on monday, though complications can make this time longer.

In brief: Wisdom teeth extract

Depends on several factors - probably the most important being how difficult the extractions are (impacted or not).
Your oral surgeon will give you the best estimate. As a rule of thumb i suggest extractions on friday for return to work on monday, though complications can make this time longer.
Dr. R Thomas
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Dr. Jeffrey Yost
Dentistry
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Depends

Recovery time after extractions really varies.
Most patients like to have teeth extracted on friday, so they have the weekend to rest and are ready to work on monday.Variables that may result in longer healing are:how many teeth being extracted, are teeth impacted or erupted, difficult or easier extractions, do you have medical conditions which delay healing, & how physically demanding is your job?

In brief: Depends

Recovery time after extractions really varies.
Most patients like to have teeth extracted on friday, so they have the weekend to rest and are ready to work on monday.Variables that may result in longer healing are:how many teeth being extracted, are teeth impacted or erupted, difficult or easier extractions, do you have medical conditions which delay healing, & how physically demanding is your job?
Dr. Jeffrey Yost
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Dr. Albert Zickmann
Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Depends

It depends on, position of the teeth, difficulty of procedure , the work you do and the type of anesthesia.
If the procedure is not involving you will have minimal swelling and discomfort that can be managed with otc medications. If the procedure is more involving, you may experience 4-5 days swelling and up to about 2 weeks discomfort needing stronger pain medication including narcotics.

In brief: Depends

It depends on, position of the teeth, difficulty of procedure , the work you do and the type of anesthesia.
If the procedure is not involving you will have minimal swelling and discomfort that can be managed with otc medications. If the procedure is more involving, you may experience 4-5 days swelling and up to about 2 weeks discomfort needing stronger pain medication including narcotics.
Dr. Albert Zickmann
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Dr. James Wright
Dentistry

In brief: Varies

Each tooth is an individual situation and each person has individual differences.
Pain thresholds vary greatly. There is an average to be sure, but it means nothing if your wisdom teeth are more painful and require more time.. Allow yourself the luxury of resting and healing at your own pace. I would plan two to three days, so a thursday or friday extraction is ideal if you have the weekend off.

In brief: Varies

Each tooth is an individual situation and each person has individual differences.
Pain thresholds vary greatly. There is an average to be sure, but it means nothing if your wisdom teeth are more painful and require more time.. Allow yourself the luxury of resting and healing at your own pace. I would plan two to three days, so a thursday or friday extraction is ideal if you have the weekend off.
Dr. James Wright
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