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after a week can i smoke wisdom tooth removal

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Dr. Alan Wartenberg
48 years experience Addiction Medicine
Should not impact: the healing of the wisdom teeth extraction, but can't really tell you that it is "safe." Marijuana use, just like alcohol or tobacco use (which are b ... Read More

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A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Marek Walczyk
39 years experience Psychiatry
Almost zero: Second hand Street Marijuana has none or next to zero chance of having any effect on healing or tooth removal.
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A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Justin Nelson
15 years experience Pediatric Dentistry
Sure but NO: Sure you can but I wouldn't because it could lead to a deeper level of sedation during IV and possible other complications with the anesthesiologist n ... Read More
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A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Albert E. Klitzke
8 years experience Dentistry
Yes: After the removal of your tooth your salivary glands become more active as part of the bodies healing process. There will be a combination of saliv ... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Sandler
53 years experience Dentistry
Yes, but........: There are much better and healthier options not only after having wisdom teeth removed but always.
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Paul Grin
Dr. Paul Grin answered
35 years experience Pain Management
Yes, you can: After a week your fine to drink in moderation.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Trager
54 years experience Dentistry
No fumare: Smoking will delay clotting and healing and could lead to dry socket which will cause you so much pain you may want to give up smoking which isn't a ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
39 years experience Dentistry
Pressure: Roll up two sterile gauzes and bite firmly with the gauze on the extraction site. Bite for 15 min. Repeat as necessary. No rinsing for 24 hours.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Douglas Tavenner, jr.
49 years experience Cosmetic Dentistry
Ice Cream after 3 hr: 1st 3 hours - bite firmly on cotton and hold ice against that side of the face. After 3 hours - no more biting on cotton, no more ice, eat ice cream. ... Read More
A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Sal Aragona
40 years experience Dentistry
24 hours: Any activity that increases heart rate or blood pressure should be avoided for a minimum of 24 hours after the bleeding has ceased after dental extrac ... Read More
A 63-year-old female asked:
Dr. Maurice Lindly
37 years experience Dentistry
24-48 hours: The reason using a straw can be problematic is that the suction created in your mouth can cause the blood clot to come out. If the clot comes out the ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hashim Alani
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
Teeth: Brush the regular way.
A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Ritz
45 years experience Dentistry
Surgeons call: Some bleeding is of course normal. This is why you need to ask your surgeon what you should expect. Direct pressure is always the best way to stop ble ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Sandler
53 years experience Dentistry
Oops...: You should be fine. If you have any problems or concerns, call the dentist who removed them.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Bobbitt
31 years experience Dentistry
A couple weeks: Two to three weeks should be enough time to heal the surgical wounds sufficiently. If your dentist uses a rubber dam, there is little risk of decayed ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sandra Eleczko
35 years experience Dentistry
No smoking: Do not smoke after wisdom tooth extraction. You increase the chance of very painful dry socket. Follow the directions from the dentist or oral surge ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Trager
54 years experience Dentistry
No-no -no: If the area is sutured and you are in good health- healing should close up any opening with proper post op.Treatment.
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Bobbitt
31 years experience Dentistry
Yes: Most likely gone at one week, but use caution: age 43 is not 18--dry docket more likely. It will take you longer to heal. Keep mouth clean, floss, bru ... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Bassman
44 years experience Dentistry
Depends: The type of surgery will often determine when and what can be eaten. You should have and should follow specific instructions from the dentist/oral su ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Davis
35 years experience Dentistry
Swelling: If you are seeing improvement every day and pain has reduced give it more time. If swelling is not getting better every day you should call the oral s ... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
39 years experience Dentistry
Eventually: I am not aware of any issues regarding intercourse after wisdom tooth extraction.
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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Sandler
53 years experience Dentistry
Yes: Not only should you avoid smoking the night before your surgery and for days after the procedure, consider this an opportunity to stop smoking altoget ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
35 years experience Pediatric Pulmonology
Mgt: The dentist typically will apply a packing material. If you are careful and avoid water in the mouth, it should be fine. Monitor for signs of infectio ... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tracy Benhamou
19 years experience Dentistry
Depends...: That all depends on how much soft tissue and bone was removed at the time of surgery. I have patients who can use a straw as soon as a week post surge ... Read More
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