Question: Can I Drive After A Tooth Extraction?

Can you drive after dental work?

Sedation dentistry is a common service for patients undergoing procedures that require surgery and precise care.

Since this service involves the administration of prescription sedatives, patients are strongly encouraged not to drive home after their treatments..

How painful is having a tooth removed?

Usually tooth removal is straightforward and takes a few minutes. You should not feel pain during the procedure but you will feel pressure and hear noises. If any stitches are needed these will dissolve in about 2-4 weeks. Keep the area very clean while it heals – your dentist will tell you how best to do this.

How do you sleep after a tooth extraction?

Following any type of oral surgery, including a tooth extraction, you should sleep elevated for the first 2-3 nights. This allows your body to drain more of the fluid away from the extraction site. If you were to lie flat on your back, the amount of swelling is much more likely to increase.

Do I need someone to drive me home after a tooth extraction?

Generally speaking, the only time you’ll need someone to drive you after wisdom tooth extraction is when you are IV sedated by a specialist.

Do and don’ts after tooth extraction?

Rest and recuperation Okay, so after a tooth extraction you don’t necessarily need to be bedridden, but what you don’t want to do is to over exert the area – especially within the first 24 hours. With this in mind, try to avoid any unnecessary bending and stooping and definitely avoid exercise.

How long should I take off work after a tooth extraction?

Many people take 2 days off work, including the day of the operation, while others take 3 days, particularly if they have had several teeth removed at the same time, and/or had a general anaesthetic.