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can i drink alcohol after getting my wisdom teeth out

A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Simon Rosenberg
46 years experience Dentistry
You need use care: If you are taking a narcotic pain reliever then no. These include codeine, hydrocodone, oxycodone, vicodin, percocet, percodan, (oxycodone and aspirin ... Read More
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Dr. Harvey Shiffman
37 years experience Cosmetic Dentistry
Depends: Depending on any medications that were prescribed by your dentist, best to ask the dentist doing the treatment.
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A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
28 years experience General Practice
Can't Stop Drinking?: If you cannot go one day without drinking alcohol when you are ill or on powerful medications then you are an alcoholic. Drinking alcohol, a depressa ... Read More
Dr. Thomas Yash
46 years experience Dentistry
Follow orders: Follow the post-op instructions by your oral surgeon to reduce the risk of complication. Drinking alcohol after the surgery will prolong the bleeding ... Read More
Dr. Liawaty Ho
23 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Can u stop drinking?: After you get your wisdom teeth- you will likely be put on pain medication. I would not suggest you to drink alcohol.
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Sandler
54 years experience Dentistry
After wisdom's out: At some point, with moderation. Your dentist can tell you when as different dentists have different opinions on this. Why not call and ask?
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Dr. Thomas Yash
46 years experience Dentistry
No: It is not recommended using alcohol prior to or following your wisdom teeth removal. This is particularly true if you are getting sedated. The alcoho ... Read More
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Achong
18 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Wait at least 1 week: You probably will be recovering from sedation and you may be on strong narcotic pain medications. Having alcohol in the mix is dangerous. Also, alc ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dell Goodrick
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Moderation: If you are not taking any medications that were prescribed to you for pain, then an alcoholic beverage wold be fine. However, the medications that may ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Trager
55 years experience Dentistry
Why not: If no bleeding is present or pain and healing is good have one on me.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. TED FEDER
Dr. TED FEDER answered
40 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Not if:: Not if you had a sedation or general anesthesia, and not if you are taking pain medications.
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Mjos
44 years experience Dentistry
No: If you are on pain meds, no!
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
40 years experience Dentistry
Eventually: I guess if you have no contraindications to drinking alcohol, you will be able to do so after the wound has healed and you are not taking narcotic pai ... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Howard Schneider
34 years experience Pediatric Dentistry
Wait 5-7 days: Not right away, alcohol can interfere with healing and could lead to a dry socket. Give the tissue 5-7 days to heal. When and if you do choose to dr ... Read More

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