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How long after having your wisdom teeth pulled can you go back to work?

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Dr. Mazin Kizy
Dentistry
2 doctors agree

In brief: Depends

Usually depends on what was done and how you feel.
Most people take 1 day to recover and go back to work. If it was a difficult extraction you may need from a few days to a week to recover. It also matters what you do at work and what medications you were placed on. Ask the person who will extract your teeth how long they want you to rest.

In brief: Depends

Usually depends on what was done and how you feel.
Most people take 1 day to recover and go back to work. If it was a difficult extraction you may need from a few days to a week to recover. It also matters what you do at work and what medications you were placed on. Ask the person who will extract your teeth how long they want you to rest.
Dr. Mazin Kizy
Dr. Mazin Kizy
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Dr. Ragan Faler
Dentistry
2 doctors agree

In brief: Everyone differs

Some go back the next day.
Some need 2 weeks. Depending upon the difficulty of extraction or your body's response. Give yourself time to heal. Doing too much to quickly may delay the healing by having delayed healing generally though, if you feel like working, then it's probably okay.

In brief: Everyone differs

Some go back the next day.
Some need 2 weeks. Depending upon the difficulty of extraction or your body's response. Give yourself time to heal. Doing too much to quickly may delay the healing by having delayed healing generally though, if you feel like working, then it's probably okay.
Dr. Ragan Faler
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Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc
Family Medicine
2 doctors agree

In brief: Right away

In most cases of uncomplicated wisdom tooth extraction, return to work is immediate.
I went the next day. If there is a lot of pain or developing infection, it may need to be controlled until you can résumé your job function, but that's a rare complication.

In brief: Right away

In most cases of uncomplicated wisdom tooth extraction, return to work is immediate.
I went the next day. If there is a lot of pain or developing infection, it may need to be controlled until you can résumé your job function, but that's a rare complication.
Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc
Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc
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