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drinking alcohol after wisdom teeth removal

A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Ledford
28 years experience Dentistry
24 hrs: After a 24 hour period you can drink alcohol.

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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Trager
54 years experience Dentistry
Why not: If no bleeding is present or pain and healing is good have one on me.
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arnold Malerman
52 years experience Orthodontics
In moderation: As alcohol can promote bleeding, you don't want to wash out the clot where tooth was removed.
Dr. Jerry Gordon
Specializes in Dentistry
Yes; not with meds: As long as your mouth has sufficiently healed, i see no problem with the moderate consumption of alcohol a week after the teeth are removed. Do not, ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Behram Dalal
30 years experience Dentistry
Yes: Sodas are safe to drink provided they are not spiked with alcohol. Everything in moderation. With that said water is a better alternative. Hope thi ... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gary Sandler
53 years experience Dentistry
Dry socket: I'm not clear if you still have pain in the socket and how well the socket is filling in with tissue. Your dentist should be following the healing pro ... Read More
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A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Arnold Malerman
52 years experience Orthodontics
Slow down: Give area a week to 10 days to heal. Nothing too hot, too cold or too spicy. Be gentle. Clean area well.
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tracy Benhamou
19 years experience Dentistry
Depends...: That all depends on how much soft tissue and bone was removed at the time of surgery. I have patients who can use a straw as soon as a week post surge ... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Douglas
50 years experience Orthodontics
Yes: You can cautiously eat what you like but be careful to keep th hot liquid away from the extraction site.
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Van der Werff
38 years experience Dentistry
Unlikely: I don't think the stomach pain is relate to the wisdom tooth extraction. If it continues see a physician.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Howard Schneider
33 years experience Pediatric Dentistry
Wait 4-5 days: Every person heals at a different rate, however 4-5 days should be enough time for primary healing to occur and allow you to use a straw again.

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