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Do you need time off work for wisdom teeth removal?

It’s usually recommended that you take a day or two off work after having a wisdom tooth removed. You won’t need a sick note from your doctor or dentist for this.

How long should I take off work after a tooth extraction?

Typically, your oral surgeon will ask that you at least take about 48-72 hours to relax afterward so the treatment area is allowed to clot. After that, a patient should be able to return to normal physical activity. The soft tissue will usually fully heal in about 3-4 weeks.

Should I go to work the day after a tooth extraction?

If the tooth removed is above the gum line, it is called a simple extraction, and like its name, it is a relatively simple procedure just requiring local anesthesia. Returning to work in a day or two is usually the norm; however, recovery may be a bit longer if multiple teeth are extracted.

Why am I so tired after getting my wisdom teeth out?

We cannot emphasize the importance of having a family member or a close friend with you during your wisdom tooth removal. After the procedure, you will be both tired and groggy due to the anesthesia used. The person that comes with you to the procedure can: Drive you home safely.

Is it best to get immediate dentures or wait?

Dentures custom-made for patients typically fit between three and six months after the teeth have been pulled. Waiting this amount of time gives the gum tissue ample time to heal. Furthermore, this waiting period guarantees the dentures will be the ideal fit.

Which tooth is most difficult to extract?

The level of difficulty surrounding an extraction lies in the configuration of the tooth’s roots. This is usually why dentists recommend having wisdom teeth removed early. It is generally harder to remove a tooth with multiple roots such as molars, especially if they have curved, crooked or hook-like roots.

Are top or bottom teeth harder to remove?

Upper wisdom teeth are often easier to remove than lower ones, which are more likely to be impacted. Your dentist will say whether the tooth should be taken out at the dental practice, or whether you should be referred to a specialist (oral surgeon) at a hospital.

Can a dentist pull a tooth broken at gum line?

The extraction process can be simple. The dentist numbs the area, loosens the tooth, and pulls it out. You may need surgical removal if the tooth is impacted, broken at the gum line, or can’t be removed in one piece.