For people who love to keep fit and work out on a regular basis, it can be really frustrating to not be able to work out after a wisdom teeth extraction. The question is how long would one have to wait before they are able to exercise again? In the end, there is no set answer.
Some people may have gums that naturally heal faster than others, hence are able to take part in exercise soon after a wisdom teeth removal. Others may have to wait a few days or even weeks before they are able to participate in high-intensity workouts. The most important answer you can get is from your dentist.
Your dentist should be able to give you a rough estimate of when you can start working out again. One thing for certain is that you should not do any form of exercises while the stitches are still in place. A natural reflex movement in your jaw may loosen the stitches and make your mouth even more vulnerable to bacterial infections. Here are some tips to keep in mind when you are nursing a wisdom teeth hole.
#1 High intensity exercises
#1 For the first few days after you take out the wisdom teeth stitches, do not take part in any high-intensity exercise like running and jumping.
#2 Safe mark
#2 Anytime after the 72 hour mark is considered to be a safe time to start doing exercise again. However, this doesn’t apply to every case so make sure you ask your dentist.
#3 Dry socket risk
#3 If you exercise too early and don’t give your gum enough time to heal, you will be at risk of getting conditions like dry socket.
#4 Impacted wisdom teeth
#4 If you took out impacted wisdom teeth, you would definitely need more time to recover as your gum would have suffered from more bruises and cuts.
#5 Jaw adjustment
#5 After a few days have passed, move your jaw around. If you feel slight discomfort or pain around the wisdom teeth area, you should wait until the discomfort goes away.