If you are a fitness junkie, the thought of skipping a workout after wisdom teeth removal might seem off and confusing at first; however, this process, although safe, is an invasive surgery that requires proper care and rest after. Give your body enough time to recover and then bounce back into your regime. Let’s take a look at how long one has to wait to resume exercises after wisdom teeth removal.

How Long Should You Wait To Get Back Into Your Exercise Routine?

‍Usually, the standard rule that many oral surgeons follow is to avoid strenuous activities for at least 4 days after tooth extraction. However, this length highly depends on certain circumstances, such as your condition and the number of teeth removed. In these scenarios, your body requires longer to recover.

When Is It Safe To Start Working Out?

You must take ample rest post-surgery and ease into your exercise routine after getting your tooth pulled out. Your body might not respond well to a sudden surge in energy expenditure. However, taking it slow helps you strike a perfect balance.

Fortunately, your body has the ability to send signals when it is in distress. Look out for these signs that might indicate you need more downtime:‍

  • Dizziness
  • Lightheadedness
  • Fever
  • Extraction site bleeding
  • Difficulty in talking
  • Chewing issues
  • Sutures coming apart

Care Tips Post Wisdom Teeth Removal

The first 24 hours are crucial, and adequate aftercare during this time maps out the rest of the recovery journey.

During the initial hours after tooth extraction, pay close attention to the extraction site and keep it safe and secure.

  • Make sure the gauze stays in its place (on the bleeding extraction site), and ensure to bite down gently.
  • Tilt your head and let down excessive fluid if it pools in; do not spit.
  • Steer clear of using straws to drink after wisdom teeth removal to avoid the emergence of dry sockets.
  • Diet modification is a must; opt for softer foods or temporarily shift to a semi-solid to liquid diet.
  • No strenuous exercise.
  • Religious intake of your prescribed medications.

Abiding by these practices will help with the strong and secure blood clot formation in the tooth socket, an essential part of healing. If, by any chance, this scab fails to form or dislodges, it will leave behind a dry socket. This is an extremely painful condition where bones and nerves are exposed.

Ease into Your Exercising Regime

Tooth extraction is an invasive surgery; therefore, your body needs ample time to rest. Gradually reintroduce workout exercises after having your wisdom teeth extracted. When you no longer need medication for pain management, take it as a green signal for engaging in light physical activity, like lifting light weights or walking. Make sure to refrain from heavy lifting or high-intensity exercises or indulge in sporty activities.

Closing Note

To sum it all up, gently easing into your workout regime is crucial for speedy recovery. Do not fill in your plate more than its capacity. Once you are fully through healing, kick and start your daily routine without second thoughts. For further information, contact our expert, Dr. Pranav Mody, DDS, at Modena Dentistry by dialing (346) 966-3362. Or, to schedule an appointment, drop by our dental office at 6915 Farm to Market 1960 Rd W Suite G, Houston, TX 77069.

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