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Flying after Teeth Extraction
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Flying after Teeth Extraction
I am getting my Wisdom teeth removed on tuesday. I also have a flight scheduled for the thursday of that same week. Do You think it will be ok if i fly that soon?
what problems could i experience ifi do choose to fly?
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Every case of wisdom teeth is specific to the patient.  You should speak with your surgeon about flying as it may relate to the upper teeth if they are in the maxillary sinuses.

If the teeth are anatomically separate from the sinus cavity then there should not be any issues.

Information contained within this reply is intended solely for general educational purposes and is not intended nor implied to be a medical diagnosis or treatment recommendation.  This is not a substitute for professional medical advice relative to your specific medical condition or question. Always seek the advice of your own doctor for medical condition. Only your doctor can provide specific diagnoses and therapies.

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