Every patient is unique, so there's no definite answer as to how long before you can get back to work, post-dental surgery.
The recovery period varies from patient to patient as there are several factors to consider, such as:
- Your overall health - age, illness, medication, and lifestyle are just some things to consider.
- The type of dental surgery done - some dental procedures are more complex and thus take longer to heal. For example, a single tooth extraction may allow you to return to work the next day. Multiple wisdom teeth extractions may require you to be off from work for a week.
- Your compliance with the aftercare instructions - following your dentist's post-operative instructions is crucial to reduce the risk of complications that could derail the healing process.
- Nature of your work - if your job involves strenuous activities such as heavy lifting, you may need to take more time off or negotiate your workload with your employer.
During your initial consultation and after your surgical treatment, your dentist will provide you with a timeline of the expected recovery period based on the specifics of your case.
Afraid you'll have to take a long time off work after dental surgery? We'll do our best to ensure that you can return to work as soon as possible after your surgical treatment. Book an appointment now!