swimming after wisdom tooth removal

when can you go for a swim?

6 messages
31/01/2008 at 07:44
i had to have one of my lower wisdom teeth removed yesterday-i have no stitches, and so far it has been relatively pain free (a bit stiff), but not much bleeding.
i am just wondering when can i get back for a swim in the pool?
i am supposed to be having a swim lesson tomorrow night, but am wondering if this is maybe too soon!
any comments would be gratefully appreciated!!
31/01/2008 at 09:07

Depends entirely how you feel.

If you feel bruised, swollen and if someone has kicked you in the face then you will probably want to give it a miss.

If you feel ok and are a 'tough-as-nails' runner then there's no reason you can't swim.

31/01/2008 at 10:07
thanks for the reply Dr Wonko- i dont feel bruised or anything, but just a bit concerned about the possibility of introducing infection by having pool water in my mouth............!
31/01/2008 at 10:10
Just rinse with warm salty water afterwards - that kills most stuff.
Crash Hamster    pirate
31/01/2008 at 14:37

<a dentist writes>

As long as you feel up to it, there's no particular reason why you shouldn't swim...the blood clot in your socket should be set enough after 24 hours to cope with a bit of pool water

31/01/2008 at 17:42
thanx very much Tufat Nladi, i feel fine......great news that tomorrows swim can go ahead!!!

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