Many patients return to work within a couple of days. Each patient is unique, but most can return to work two or three days after the wisdom tooth extraction procedure. Most people can return to work or school two or three days after their wisdom teeth have been removed. However, if your job requires physical work or heavy lifting, you may need to take a few more days off work.
Wisdom tooth extraction is a common oral surgery procedure that can reduce the risk of dental problems. When your wisdom teeth are removed, it's also important to closely follow the postoperative instructions provided by your oral surgeon. In your initial evaluation and again at the time of extraction, your oral surgeon will provide you with a more detailed schedule of recovery expectations based on the specific characteristics of your case. If you've already developed pain from wisdom teeth, extraction can ease the discomfort almost immediately and return you to optimal oral health.
The most important benefit of wisdom tooth extraction is that it reduces the risk of future oral health problems, such as gum disease, tooth decay, damage to adjacent teeth, bone loss, and jaw damage. Once the wisdom teeth are visible, the oral surgeon will carefully loosen them and lift them out of their cavities, clean the areas, and place stitches. This should be discussed beforehand by the patient and their oral surgeon so that the patient can coordinate it with their employer if necessary. Regardless of whether your implants require a bone graft or not and no matter how many implants you receive, your oral surgeon will send you home with specific postoperative instructions.
Usually, your oral surgeon will ask you to take at least 48 to 72 hours to relax afterwards so that the treatment area is allowed to clot.