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It has been 5 days after having four teeth pulled is it ok to drink alcohol

A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Wilkoff
Dentistry 39 years experience
Not a good idea...: 1) the liquid could easily dislodge the blood clot, leading to a bone infection. 2) the alcohol is may interfere with normal healing in your mouth. Wa... Read More
Dr. Robert Trager
Dentistry 55 years experience
No clot: Any liquid can cause clot to break down and a dry socket form which is very painful. Short term buzz long term hurt
Dr. Alan Zweig
Dentistry 45 years experience
You may get high: I am sorry, but i dont see the correlation. Follow your dentist's directions for how to handle things after an extraction.

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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Eltzroth
Dentistry 23 years experience
7 Days: A safe time to wait in most cases would be a week.
Dr. Santiago Roldan
Dentistry 20 years experience
NO WAITING.: If you are not taking any medication, there should be no restriction as to not drinking alcohol. I must say though, that because alcohol is a public ... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Mjos
Dentistry 44 years experience
No: If you are on pain meds, no!
Dr. Behram Dalal
Dentistry 31 years experience
No: Alcohol is a blood thinner and will disrupt the initial clotting process causing you problems. Smoking and alcohol are forbidden for the first 24-48 ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Lockhart
Dentistry 9 years experience
Not smart: Alcohol can help to dissolve the blood clot that forms after an extraction. Smoking can also do this and both can result in a dry socket which is very... Read More
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
General Practice 28 years experience
Can't Stop Drinking?: If you cannot go one day without drinking alcohol when you are ill or on powerful medications then you are an alcoholic. Drinking alcohol, a depressa... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Brodsky
Dentistry 58 years experience
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 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Yash
Dentistry 46 years experience
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
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pamela Asseff
Dentistry 28 years experience
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
Dentistry 14 years experience
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
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Wineman
Dentistry 40 years experience
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

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