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Old 02-22-2020, 01:03 PM
 
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I am having all four wisdom teeth out on Monday. I am very on-edge about the recovery period, but my main question is this -- how soon after this procedure would I be recovered enough to go on a job interview?

This is really the perfect storm for me, because I'd rather just spend a few days focusing on my recovery, however it may become necessary to have the interview ASAP or risk losing a good opportunity. I won't know for a few more days.

Any thoughts from people who've been through this?
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Old 02-22-2020, 02:53 PM
 
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I am having all four wisdom teeth out on Monday. I am very on-edge about the recovery period, but my main question is this -- how soon after this procedure would I be recovered enough to go on a job interview?

This is really the perfect storm for me, because I'd rather just spend a few days focusing on my recovery, however it may become necessary to have the interview ASAP or risk losing a good opportunity. I won't know for a few more days.

Any thoughts from people who've been through this?
I haven't but know several people who did as adults. The time varied but on average seemed like 3-4 days, OK in a week. How difficult the teeth were to remove (crooked growth, impacted) mattered. Ask your surgeon what he expects based on your particular situation. If the interview does come up I'd go, but explain why you might be a bit less than your usual self. Maybe plan a simple and witty remark about it ahead of time. Mention it and drop it. Remember, they chose to interview you based on your merits. A dental procedure won't change any of that.
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Old 02-22-2020, 08:13 PM
 
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Remember, they chose to interview you based on your merits. A dental procedure won't change any of that.
I totally get that. My concern is more with how the surgery affects my ability to speak normally. I can handle an interview if my face is still swollen or my jaw still sore, but not if they can't understand what I'm saying!
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Old 02-23-2020, 11:10 AM
 
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I do wish ya luck my friend.... When I had mine out it seemed like it took many weeks for the pain to stop....... I could still talk ok......

I hope you can make your interview -- Good luck
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Old 02-24-2020, 04:40 PM
 
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I totally get that. My concern is more with how the surgery affects my ability to speak normally. I can handle an interview if my face is still swollen or my jaw still sore, but not if they can't understand what I'm saying!
Your wisdom teeth (or the spaces that used to house them) have no impact on your speaking ability (or lack thereof). You'll have the packing out before bedtime on the day of the surgery and you'll be sore the next couple of days. It might be difficult to move your jaw to pronounce things like "donut" and "shazam" without being sore, but not impossible.
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Old 02-24-2020, 08:44 PM
 
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I had the procedure done this morning, and I'm doing okay so far. Swelling is minimal, and I find that my jaw doesn't hurt at all if I clench my teeth (though it hurts like a bear otherwise!). No problems talking either, just a lot more bleeding than I'd have expected.
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Old 02-25-2020, 09:24 AM
 
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I hope it all clears up for ya quickly
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