As the certified oral surgeon in Sydney, we usually get lot of questions regarding wisdom teeth removal and one of the common ones is “How long should the patient wait to exercise or work out after undergoing wisdom teeth procedure?”
The answer is: It’s better to avoid going gym immediately following your wisdom teeth removal due to the discomfort that you may be experiencing.
Most people often wait a minimum of 2 days before getting back into their work out routines. This is typically because their surgeries went smoothly and there were only minor side-effects immediately following the extraction. If the surgery was complex and there is a lot of swelling, then avoiding exercise for a week is a more realistic expectation.
What Risks are there to exercising too early?
The biggest concern involved with exercising is that depending on the exercise, you may dislodge or aggravate the blood clot in your gum. This will reduce your recovery time each time this happens.
Exercises for Speedy Recovery
But if you’re more concerned about doing exercises routinely, it is helpful to find out some effective and easy mouth exercises for faster pain relief. These mouth exercises not only help you reduce the pain, but also decrease the swelling of your jaw and reach faster recovery. Below mentioned is the easy and simple mouth exercise to perform after wisdom teeth removal.
Opening and Closing Your Mouth Slowly
The day after the procedure, your mouth will be more swollen and harder to move. This may especially feel more obvious early in the morning, since your mouth hasn’t moved overnight. To open your mouth freely and speak or eat more easily, you can slowly open and close your mouth. Doing this twice or thrice a day will reduce pain and speedup the recovery process.
How fast is the expected recovery time?
Obviously, there is no short straight answer for this question. Because it is entirely depends on your age, how well your dentist has handled the surgery, and some other health factors. But usually you will feel back to normal in only 7 days.
So to make sure you will have the easiest and safest surgery process and a faster recovery time after that, you may want to choose a reliable and best oral surgeon in Sydney who you trust.