How Long Do I Have to Wait to Exercise After My Dental Surgery?

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Practicing sports is a daily routine for many people, and also a great way to de-stress. If this is your case and you’re undergoing or have been recommended to visit Plantation for oral surgery, you’re probably worried about how long it’ll take you to get back to your routine. Here are two of the most common procedures and what to expect. [caption id="attachment_14860" align="alignnone" width="2000"]

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Can I Exercise After a Dental Implant Placement?

In the case of dental implants, avoid any demanding physical effort. Avoid pressure changes, don’t travel by plane for a week, and don’t go to the mountains or scuba diving. If, apart from the implant placement, you’ve had to undergo any additional surgery or technique, postpone exercise for at least 15 days and consult with the dentist about your personal situation and habits.

Can I Exercise After the Extraction of a Wisdom Tooth?

Normally, about three days of margin is enough, since it is a minor dental surgery. Complications can arise if you don’t rest since each person is different and it can be really uncomfortable. Although the extraction of any tooth or molar is a minor surgery, it’s also true that the care given immediately after the procedure is vital.

If You are in Pain, Follow Your Dentist's Recommendations

For pain, you can use over the counter or prescribed painkillers. It’ll be your dentist who’ll give you what you need to cope with discomfort so you can return to your routine. Talking to your dentist after dental surgery is always the best alternative to recover quickly because based on your condition, they’ll tell you when to return to practice sports. Normally, 3-7 days is the most recommended, but it depends on each case.

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Heading to Plantation for Dental Surgery? Call Us Now!

We know that dental surgery can generate many concerns, but rest assured that we at Oral Facial Reconstruction are more than willing to answer them all. If you need a consultation do not hesitate to contact us!