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is it possible for you to drink alcohol when you have a dry socket

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Dr. Dave Burns
45 years experience Dentistry
Maybe: Be careful drinking alcohol if you are on pain killers.

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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Louis Gallia
44 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Yes, Yes, Yes, Yes,: Yes to all questions.
A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Meng Syn
Dr. Meng Syn answered
37 years experience Dentistry
In moderation: If you are not taking pain meds and the extraction site is healing you can resume normal alcohol consumption (in moderation). In a week the extract ... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. Jerry Brown
52 years experience Prosthodontics
Prevent Dry Socket: Try not to lodge food in the dry socket areas. A drink or two are not contraindicated, but let the extraction sites heal.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Lockhart
8 years experience Dentistry
Yes: Unfortunately, rejection of the blood clot causes a dry socket. Any thing that loosens a clot can recur, but this is uncommon.
A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Rubenstein
50 years experience Dentistry
Dry socket: A dry socket is the result of an extraction site not forming a clot, and is extremely painful. This will happen within 1-2 days after the extraction. ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronda Alexander
18 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
No: 'dry socket' only applies to a tooth removal after which exposed bone and nerve can cause pain. Tonsillectomy hurts for a different reason- the expos ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Many: Women drink alcohol during their menstrual cycle.
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Mcnay
25 years experience Dentistry
You can do: You can do whatever you choose although only a few things will help alleviate your suffering. The first is to go to the dentist who extracted your too ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Wineman
39 years experience Dentistry
Dry socket: Smoking is not a good thing to do any time, but if you are symptom free go ahead and have a smoke. Drinking alcohol and taking pain medication are nev ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Quang Nguyen
Specializes in Endocrinology
Yes: As long as you do it in moderation: maximun daily intake: 2 for males, 1 for females (the recommended dose is due to the difference in alcohol metabol ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Bensinger
51 years experience Ophthalmology
Mostly: Activity such as at a gym can increase acid secretion and increase the discomfort of an ulcer. But mostly not. Be sure that you are taking proper an ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tariq Niazi
42 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Not eating at all is: Not okay as its unhealthy. Body needs regular food intake to be able to run its basic functions. So reducing intake in a well formatted fashion would ... Read More
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A 62-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jovita Anyanwu
29 years experience Internal Medicine
Could feel that way: Lots of fluid in your lungs could prevent aeration of the lungs causing dyspnea and could lead to respiratory failure.
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
Sure: See your physician about treating the cold sore.
A female asked:
Dr. Albert Pizzo
59 years experience Family Medicine
Baking soda: This could cause you considerable problems. You need help with any addiction, and it would be a good idea to speak with your doctor about this condit ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Azmat Qayyum
32 years experience Pulmonary Critical Care
Yes: Alcohol has nothing to do with pneumothorax directly. But if someone is drunk and falls or involved in accident can get pneumothorax
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kraig Stetzer
20 years experience Dentistry
Dry Socket?: Usually, if you can see the socket and it looks empty, that can confirm a suspicious dry socket. Usually, though, pain from a dry socket is much more ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Kim
25 years experience Dentistry
Great deal of pain: If the healing portion of an extraction site is jostled or pulled away from socket, then there is a good chance that this will lead to a very painful ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. You Sung Sang
30 years experience Gastroenterology
Yes: In fact, most facilities where colonoscopies are performed, will make sure that you can handle some liquids/solid food before you leave.
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Yes: But if you are getting fasting blood work - some labs recommend that you don't even have coffee before hand.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Trager
54 years experience Dentistry
Absolutely not: Any patient with impaired ability will not be treated in my office or any ethical office-.If afraid than ask to be premedicated.
A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
No: This is just one more bit of folklore. Instead, i'd urge you to have your acne treated scientifically. If two weeks on benzoyl peroxide has not worked ... Read More
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