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how long to drink alcohol after wisdom teeth

A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Achong
17 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
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Dr. Theodore Davantzis
39 years experience Dentistry
Wait a while: Mixing alchohol with narcotics is a recipe for disaster. If you were put to sleep for the procedure, the medications will still be in your system unti ... Read More

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A 42-year-old member asked:
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Dr. TED FEDER answered
39 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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Dr. Ronald Achong
17 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
No: 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 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Bates
35 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Postop alcohol: I suspect you mean after having your wisdom teeth removed. You should not drink alcohol if you're taking any narcotic pain medicine. Also, you should ... Read More
Dr. James Donley
53 years experience Dentistry
Not good idea: You can drink, but it is not a good idea. It may inhibit the healing process. You need to be on a good nutritious diet which does not include alcohol.
Dr. Arnold Malerman
52 years experience Orthodontics
Not good: Alcohol is a blood thinner. Promotes bleeding. Can also deactivate antibiotics. Would suggest no alcohol for a week on either side of the surgery.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Ledford
28 years experience Dentistry
24 hrs: After a 24 hour period you can drink alcohol.
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Simon Rosenberg
45 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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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 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Mjos
43 years experience Dentistry
No: If you are on pain meds, no!
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 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Sandler
53 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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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.

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