I visited the dentist today, just after I got off of work.
My mouth is now in so much pain, that if it remains, I don't know that I will be going to the office tomorrow.
I can work from home, and me and my teammates frequently do when we're feeling sick / under the weather. Our manager has other full time responsibilities, so no one can reach him immediately, only via email; When we feel too sick to come in, we just decide for ourselves and shoot an email out to the group.
My question is: Is it generally appropriate to take a day off of work, or work from home, due to pain, such as extreme soreness after visiting the dentist?
To clarify, I don't mean "Is it appropriate at this job or in this industry...", I'm wondering if this is considered an acceptable practice at any workplace.
In my scenario, I'll still be able to complete my work, it's just so painful that it's a distraction, and I won't be able to really speak to anyone directly, and would rather not be there in person.