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can you drink alcohol after having your wisdom teeth removed

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
Dr. Robert Gilardetti
29 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Yes: It's best to avoid alcohol for 24 hours if you have had general anesthesia. Alcohol and narcotic analgesics (pain meds like vicodin) potentiate each o ... Read More
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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 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Sandler
54 years experience Dentistry
Post Op Instructions: Yes, but not in excess. Follow your dentist's post op instructions and call him\her if you have any further questions.
A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Don Millner
43 years experience Cosmetic Dentistry
Go to happy hour now: Consumption of alcohol (or an alcohol based mouthwash)is not recomended after an extraction due to the possibility of washing out the blood clot from ... Read More
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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 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Sandler
54 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
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Paul Grin
Dr. Paul Grin answered
36 years experience Pain Management
Yes, you can: After a week your fine to drink in moderation.
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Achong
18 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Could be: As long as it is limited but why not stop drinking wine for 1 week. Alcohol can delay healing. Recover from the procedure and then you can enjoy yo ... Read More
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. TED FEDER
Dr. TED FEDER answered
40 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Yes: Liquids after extractions are good for hydration and calories.

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