How long after dental surgery before oral sex is low-risk?
Apr 23, 2001
Just how long after oral surgery should I wait before my risk goes back down to pre-surgical levels? I have had a routine extraction of wisdom teeth recently. All of the references I have found use the vague term "recent." Can you be more explicit in your response? Thanks in advance!
PS: Having worked with GHAP/OutReach back in college, I find it great to have a GHAP-affiliate answering these questions.
Response from Mr. Kull
You have found only the vague term "recent" because there probably isn't a specific answer that can be applied to every case. Let me suggest that you try talking with the oral surgeon or somone affiliated with him/her to get a better idea of when your mouth is fully healed. Sometimes people feel awkward talking with their health care providers about their sexual activity, but it is their job and responsibility to deal with your questions and concerns in a sensitive and non-judgemental manner.
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