Can you fly after a dental surgery?
“Many of our patients have come to us with questions regarding flying after getting teeth extractions or dental implants, well, good news, you can. It is safe to do so, even immediately after the surgery. Of course, we recommend patients to rest for at least two days following oral surgery, but you can do so while traveling, specially since airplanes have pressurized cabins, therefore neither flying nor altitude can cause bleeding or discomfort.
If you decide to fly on the same day as your surgery, just make sure to get a seat near the lavatory so you can rinse your mouth with water or salt water every couple of hours, as well as change your gauze every 30 to 45 minutes until the bleeding stops.
And don’t worry about setting of alarms with a dental implant, they are made from titanium, which is a non-magnetic metal.
If you wish to learn more about this, our staff is more than willing to answer any questions you may have.”