Important information regarding COVID-19

Will I Miss Work After an Oral or Maxillofacial Surgery?


Austin-Oral-Surgery-Bone-Grafting-203x300At Austin Oral Surgery, we recommend that you take the whole day off from work the day of your oral or maxillofacial surgery. For most oral procedures, you will be able to return to work soon after your procedure. However, not all surgeries are alike, and some will require a longer recovery time. If taking off of work is a concern, we recommend scheduling your surgery on a Friday, so that you will have the whole weekend to recuperate.

Wisdom Teeth

Following wisdom teeth removal surgery, we recommend that you rest for 2 to 3 days following your surgery. It is important that you stay away from any strenuous activity during this time period. Expect to remain on a soft foods diet for 3 to 7 days.

Dental Implants

Since most dental implant surgeries occur in two phases, you may have to take more time off from work. However, it is recommended that you take off the day of the surgery and the following day as well. Most dental implant patients experience minimal disruption of their daily life, and the recovery from the procedure is often associated with very little discomfort.

Corrective Jaw Surgery

Corrective jaw surgery has a longer recovery period–it usually takes 1 to 2 weeks to begin to feel normal. However, not all people are the same; some people will be able to go back to work sooner than others. You will need to discuss your individual case with your doctor.

Sleep Apnea Surgery

Not all sleep apnea surgeries are alike, and like with corrective jaw surgery, recovery time differs with each individual patient. It is important to speak with your doctor regarding what your specific recovery period will be like.

TMJ Surgery

There are many varying degrees of TMJ Surgery, and with this comes different recovery times. For the majority of TMD cases, we use a very small camera and instruments that are placed through tiny 5mm incisions, made in front of the ear. The recovery time is case specific, but relatively short.

Austin Oral Surgeons

At Austin Oral Surgery, we offer individualized and the highest-quality care to each of our patients. If you have any questions about any of our procedures, contact our office to speak with a member of our Patient Service team.