Traveling after wisdom tooth extraction
May 1, 2007 5:14 PM Subscribe
Can I travel a week after getting my wisdom teeth out?
posted by lunasol to health & fitness (22 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
I'm getting all my wisdom teeth out in mid-May - they're all impacted. I have read all the super-helpful answers to others' wisdom teeth questions, but I'm wondering how long it took other people in my situation to heal. I'm 29, if that makes a big difference.
Specifically, I'm wondering if I'll be well enough to travel 7-10 days after getting yanked. The trip would either be to Mexico, where I would sit on the beach with five of my friends or to NYC, which is a short bus/train trip away and where I would be staying with friends. I'd mostly be hanging out with friends and family. If I don't go at this time, I won't be able to take either trip for another year or so.
So neither trip would be super-strenuous, but one would involve air travel. I did ask my oral surgeon, and she said it "should" be ok, but would depend on my individual situation.
I know none of you have crystal balls (if only!) but based on your own experience of having four wisdom teeth pulled, would you have been able to travel to Mexico or NYC 7-10 days afterwards?
Also, right after this hypothetical trip, I will graduate from grad school and then start a very strenuous, 12-hour-a-day job. So there's not a lot of room for error!