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

A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Wilkoff
38 years experience Dentistry
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
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Eltzroth
22 years experience Dentistry
7 Days: A safe time to wait in most cases would be a week.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Mjos
43 years experience Dentistry
No: If you are on pain meds, no!
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Lockhart
8 years experience Dentistry
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
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A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
27 years experience General Practice
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 53-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 42-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
A 55-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 50-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 55-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

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