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Alcohol After Wisdom Tooth

A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sal Aragona
40 years experience Dentistry
Complications: Continued bleeding is a major complication after wisdom tooth extractions. By alcohol usage, you are increasing this risk of continued bleeding and no ... Read More
Dr. William Bohannan
24 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
It just isn't good: Alcohol can act as a thinner of the blood. It can lead to increase bleeding and/or bruising. If you had anesthesia as well it can slow the recovery ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Sandler
53 years experience Dentistry
Able?: Able? yes as no one can stop you. A good idea? no. Is this your biggest concern about having your wisdom teeth out? That might be a concern in and of ... Read More
Dr. Paul Grin
Dr. Paul Grin answered
35 years experience Pain Management
Not recommended: Follow your surgeon's specific instructions and avoid drinking alcohol first 72 hours. Just a common sense, alcohol and prescription pain medicines do ... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Bates
35 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Postop alcohol: This is a surprisingly common questions. You should not drink alcohol if you're taking any narcotic pain medicine. Also, you should avoid any carbonat ... Read More
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A 27-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 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ragan Faler
23 years experience Dentistry
Pain meds: Alcohol in moderation would be ok. But remember that it will slow down the healing a bit and it certainly would be dangerous if alcohol is mixed with ... Read More
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A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Paul Grin
Dr. Paul Grin answered
35 years experience Pain Management
12 hours: Do not smoke or ingest alcoholic beverages for at least 12 hours prior to wisdom teeth surgery.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Sandler
53 years experience Dentistry
Ask your dentist: Call and ask your dentist as he\she is responsible for your aftercare. Follow all written and oral instructions.
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gary Sandler
53 years experience Dentistry
Post-op instructions: It's always best to ask the dentist who is treating you and responsible for your aftercare. You should have been give oral and\or written instruction ... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Yvette Kratzberg
23 years experience Pediatrics
Don't risk it.: You should not smoke or have any alcohol. Both of these cause immune suppression and can interfere with the healing process. I suggest that you stay a ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Trever Keele
12 years experience Dentistry
72 hours: You should be fine about 3 days after the extraction.
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