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How long do you have to rest after wisdom teeth removal?

I am a 29 year old female who is getting 2 wisdom teeth removed. How long do you have to rest after wisdom teeth removal?

7 Answers

Generally the recovery time for 3rd molar extractions is 2 days. If the teeth are impacted (hidden below the gum), it might be 3-4 days at the outer limit. It takes many weeks for the soft tissue or socket to heal but that usually involves rinsing the area. The fill in of the bone takes months but there is no treatment involved with that process.
Many people schedule their surgery on Thursday or Friday and are ready to resume normal life activities by Monday.
1-2 days with little physical exertion should be fine....
Your surgeon will know how involved the extraction will be and can give you the best answer. The shape and length of the roots, whether the teeth were impacted, all play a part. You should certainly just "chill" the day of the extractions. Reduced physical activity will probably be recommended for several more days.
It depends on the difficulty of the procedure. If they are standard, then you would take it easy the day of treatment. Otherwise, you would use your own judgement based on the way that you feel.
It typically takes around 2 weeks for your sockets to show signs of healing.

Rest time after wisdom teeth is highly variable. However, you already know that you are having 2 done instead of 4, so you will have some abilities that others do not. It also depends if they are the upper teeth, lower teeth, or a combination of both? Recovery time and discomfort for upper wisdom teeth is normally less. Usually, if you have all 4 removed and have no complications it will take about 2-3 days. If you only have 2 taken out without complications, it should not be this long. It is also important to know that if they are impacted they will take more to extract them and the recovery time may be longer. Finally, it is important to take care of them properly afterward and follow your doctors instructions to prevent post-extraction complications which would extend the recovery like dry socket.
Hope this helps.

Best of luck to you!

William F. Scott IV, DMD