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Can I drink alcohol after getting my wisdom teeth out

A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Simon Rosenberg
Prosthodontics 47 years experience
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
Dr. Harvey Shiffman
Cosmetic Dentistry 38 years experience
Depends: Depending on any medications that were prescribed by your dentist, best to ask the dentist doing the treatment.
41 years experience
Not if:: Not if you had a sedation or general anesthesia, and not if you are taking pain medications.
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
General Practice 29 years experience
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
Dentistry 47 years experience
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
Hematology and Oncology 24 years experience
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
Dentistry 55 years experience
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?
Dr. Thomas Yash
Dentistry 47 years experience
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
Oral &Maxillofacial Surgery 19 years experience
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
A Verified Doctoranswered
33 years experience
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
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
Dentistry 41 years experience
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 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Mjos
45 years experience
No: If you are on pain meds, no!
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Howard Schneider
Pediatric Dentistry 35 years experience
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
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Ledford
Dentistry 30 years experience
24 hrs: After a 24 hour period you can drink alcohol.
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arnold Malerman
Orthodontics 54 years experience
In moderation: As alcohol can promote bleeding, you don't want to wash out the clot where tooth was removed.