Can I drive after Wisdom Tooth Extraction?

2nd March 2015 By George Fattal

Can I drive after the procedure?

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This depends on the sedative/anaesthetic used as part of the procedure. Guidelines allow you drive straight after the procedure if local anaesthetic was used. If a sedative was used then you are advised to wait for 24 hours before driving. In cases where general anaesthetic is used then it is recommended that you wait 48 hours before driving. These times are minimum waiting times. If you feel that you do not have the energy to drive safely after the period then you are strongly advised to avoid doing so.

Differing opinions on whether you can drive after Wisdom Tooth Extraction

There are differing opinions on whether you can drive after getting your wisdom teeth removed. This is because it ultimately depends on how you feel.

There are a wide range of opinions online about whether you can drive after having your wisdom teeth removed however it is important to note that if you don’t feel up to it then you shouldn’t drive.

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