I'm supposed to get all 4 of my wisdom teeth out on monday. None are impacted (as of 2 months ago), the bottom two are almost fully in, and the top two are about to start erupting. So the surgery itself should be relatively easy, especially because I'm only 17 so the roots aren't in very firmly. The only reason I needed them out at all is because there wasn't quite enough room for them to full come in without crowding my mouth, so I opted to have the surgery ASAP so it didn't change my oral cavity and mess up my embouchure. So my question is, to anyone else who has had a relatively easy/unimpacted wisdom tooth extraction, is it generally easier and/or quicker to start playing again? Two of my friends, both my age, recently had wisdom teeth extraction because theirs were impacted, and they had to stay completely off the horn for a week and were advised not to play above the staff for the following week. I am a lead player with a very important lead audition in October that I need a lot of work for, so I would much rather not lose 2 weeks of lead work.