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    Wisdom Teeth Removed- Questions

    I just got them removed 5-6 hours ago

    How long will it before I can:

    A) Spar full-contact?
    B) Hit the bags?
    C) Shadow box?

    without risking breaking my jaw.

    I do muay thai.

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    Was it full-blown dental surgery, or did they just numb you up real good and yank them out? If they didn't do anything to your jaw, you should be all right to shadow-box and hit the bag as soon as you feel up to it, and spar in a few days (although you might want to ask your opponents to go easy for a week or so). If extraction required significant jaw surgery, I'd DEFINITELY ask your dentist/doctor.

    Actually, you should do that anyway (random strangers on the internet not being the best of medical consultants and all, blah blah blah disclaimer blah blah).

    But when I got mine (yanked) out I was back on the mat the next day, pissed because my face hurt :icon_bigg

    Good luck recovering.

    ~yanta

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    Depends on how hard it was to get them out. It may be too painful to even hit the heavy bag.

    It's not even really a risk of jaw-breaking, but if your mouth is recovered enough to not bleed. If you can't even bite down on a mouthguard, you've got no business doing sparring. Hell, even with pad work, if you get clopped in the mouth, you're in for a world of hurt, no matter how much vicoprofin you down.

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    IANAD, but my dentist told me that removing your teeth weakens the structure of your jaw, so you would be at a much higher risk of having a jaw fracture if you were to get hit on the button. I would think that you would want to wait the few weeks for the blood clots in the empty sockets to turn into bone before you put yourself in a position to be taking any major punches to the jaw.

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    =( My dentist said to wait 6 weeks. I'm going to be out of sparring for a while. On the plus side, I can hit the bags. But still, 6 weeks of bag work only =(

    Bag work is fun but sparring is like taking ecstasy. Nothing better than getting hit in the jaw then getting your revenge and hitting him in the jaw twice.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Amp
    =( My dentist said to wait 6 weeks. I'm going to be out of sparring for a while. On the plus side, I can hit the bags. But still, 6 weeks of bag work only =(
    That sucks. You might be all right doing free kicking-only drills, or even rules-restricted (no head shots, no clinches) sparring once (like BSD says) the blood clots clear. Get creative, and really drill down with the dentist. "How about body shots? Kicking? What if it heals faster, can I come in and get checked out earlier?"

    Everyone else's responses sort of scare me now, when I think about my experience. The military dentist just said "Martial arts? Sure, go ahead, just stop if it hurts real bad." :icon_eek:

    ~yanta

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    Quote Originally Posted by yanta

    Everyone else's responses sort of scare me now, when I think about my experience. The military dentist just said "Martial arts? Sure, go ahead, just stop if it hurts real bad." :icon_eek:

    ~yanta
    LOL

    a McDentist?

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    Suck it up *****!

    I got all 4 of my wisdom teeth taken out in boot camp. all I got was some Motrin and I was doing pushups later that day.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Beaton Yu
    Suck it up *****!

    I got all 4 of my wisdom teeth taken out in boot camp. all I got was some Motrin and I was doing pushups later that day.

    My mate spike got his out and 40 minutes later was comanding an APV 436 radio relay in theatre out his box on codiene.

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    I guess I'm dumb
    No wisdom teeth FTW.

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