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drinking alcohol after tooth extraction

A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Wineman
39 years experience Dentistry
Alcohol post extract: Avoid any carbonated beverages for at least 24 hours, if you are going to drink alcohol do not take any of your narcotic pain medication as they will ... Read More
Dr. Paul Grin
Dr. Paul Grin answered
35 years experience Pain Management
Wait 72 hours: As long as you are not taking any medications like opioids or antibiotics. After 72 hours you should be able to consume alcohol responsibly.
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Simon Rosenberg
45 years experience Dentistry
Try to Wait a Week: You should not drink alcohol when you are taking pain meds due to added effects, that can threaten your health. The alcohol (in liquor, beer, wine and ... Read More
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Dr. Richard Ruden
37 years experience Dentistry
24 hours: After extracting a tooth or following any type of surgery in your mouth, it is advisable to wait at least 24 hours before having an alcoholic beverage ... 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 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 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pamela Asseff
27 years experience Dentistry
3-5 days: It is safest to wait about 3-5 days before drinking alcohol after an extraction.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Hoffman
13 years experience Dentistry
Depends: Did the dentist that extracted your tooth place you on any medicine? Were antibiotics involved? Was the extraction difficult? Was there more bleedi ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Brodsky
57 years experience Dentistry
Why?: Let's say you had a small operation on your arm and had a slightly open wound there. Lets say the operation was done two days ago. Would you pour a s ... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kiyan Mehdizadeh
8 years experience Dentistry
Likely yes: Just ask your doctor. If you're not on medication and if the gingiva has healed, then alcohol should not affect the extraction sites.
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Yash
45 years experience Dentistry
Yes: Drinking of alcohol has a small effect on your blood clotting ability. Alcohol and pain medication(narcotics) should not be taken at the same time. ... Read More

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