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Dangers of Trying to Exercise Too Soon After Oral Surgery

Posted on 8/9/2021 by Office
Dangers of Trying to Exercise Too Soon After Oral SurgeryAny kind of oral surgery, no matter how minor it might be, will need time to heal. Reconstructive surgery, dental implants, and tooth extractions will all take a toll on your body. Therefore, it is important to take a rest and allow your body to regain strength. Even though exercising can help your body build strength and improve your health, rushing into it after undergoing oral surgery could be problematic. This is why it is important to take a break from such physical routines to let your body heal.

Take a Break from Exercising

It is no secret that physical exercises are great for your health and general body condition. However, if you just had oral surgery, you should take a short break from it. This is because going back to exercising soon after an oral surgery could lead to discomfort and increased bleeding. Furthermore, immediate exercising could slow down the recovery process, reversing the progress. Engaging your body in exercises right after oral surgery has also been linked to dry sockets. This is a condition where blood clots are dislodged, exposing the underlying tissues to bacteria and food particles. This could easily lead to infections.

It is recommended that you take things easy, especially during the first 24 hours. If you had a more intensive surgery, you should wait longer before exercising. Resting is very important after oral surgery. It allows your body to heal properly and repair the affected tissues. You should only start engaging in light exercises after a minimum of two or three days. You can start by participating in yoga or lifting light weights. However, if you notice any pain while doing these physical exercises, you should stop immediately. Any pain is a sign that your body hasn't healed from the oral surgery yet. Contact our offices for more information on how to take care of yourself after oral surgery.


Derrick Flint, MD, DDS | Matthew Largent, MD, DDS

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