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How many days should I take off work for wisdom teeth removal?

Every patient is unique, but most are able to get back on the job within two or three days of the wisdom teeth removal procedure. That said, the nature of your work makes a difference. If your job involves strenuous activity, your oral surgeon may recommend that you take more time off.

Can I work after wisdom tooth extraction?

Unless the patient develops post-operative complications, most people can return to work (sedentary jobs) or school within 2-3 days of the extraction. For jobs that require more vigorous activity, a little additional recovery time may be needed.

How long after a tooth extraction can I work out?

Limit all exercise for the next 48 hours as this will increase blood pressure and may cause more bleeding from the extraction site. You may participate in light exercise after 48 hours. After the tooth is extracted you may feel some pain and experience some swelling.

What happens if food gets stuck in your extraction hole?

Food will probably get stuck in the sockets until they close over completely. This may cause problems with bad breath and a bad taste in your mouth. You can rinse with salt water as described on page 4 to help keep your mouth clean. Infection can sometimes happen after having wisdom teeth taken out.

Why does my wisdom tooth hole smell?

In most cases, this happens while your body heals. In the first few days after the procedure, there may be extra bleeding. This may cause an unpleasant taste and odor in your mouth. If blood flow is the cause, try sipping water slowly to freshen your breath.

What helps with smelly wisdom teeth?

Use a Mouth Rinse Using a mouth rinse can help to reduce bad breath. However, keep in mind that a mouth rinse will only conceal the odor and not cure it.

What does an infected wisdom tooth smell like?

The gums surrounding the impacted wisdom tooth are delicate and are prone to get infected easily, and the wound-infecting bacteria release foul-smelling sulfur compounds.

Can I cut off the gum over my wisdom tooth?

Wisdom teeth that cause problems should be removed, or extracted. This can be done by a dentist or an oral surgeon. The dentist or surgeon will open the gum tissue over the tooth if needed and remove the tooth. Sometimes a tooth will be cut into smaller pieces to make it easier to take out.

Will removing wisdom teeth help bad breath?

Wisdom tooth removal does not instantly stop bad breath. When your wisdom tooth is extracted, a blood clot is formed in the empty socket and when removed, it leads to a “dry socket”.

Are my wisdom teeth making my breath stink?

If your wisdom teeth are impacted and cannot come in cleanly, they can trap food and bacteria, irritate your gums, and injure other teeth. All of these things can contribute to the type of bacterial infection that can cause bad breath.

Can the dentist smell your breath?

Your dentist will likely smell both the breath from your mouth and the breath from your nose and rate the odor on a scale. Because the back of the tongue is most often the source of the smell, your dentist may also scrape it and rate its odor.