A 31-year-old member asked:
after 48 hours of a wisdom tooth removal, can you drink alcohol?
2 doctor answers
Dr. Ragan Faler answered
23 years experience Dentistry
Pain meds: Alcohol in moderation would be ok. But remember that it will slow down the healing a bit and it certainly would be dangerous if alcohol is mixed with pain medicine. Rest, good nutrition, and time is ones best bet with healing from wisdom teeth extraction.
Answered on Jul 9, 2015
Dr. Howard Schneider answered
33 years experience Pediatric Dentistry
Wait 5-7 days: Not right away, alcohol can interfere with healing and could lead to a dry socket. Give the tissue 5-7 days to heal. When and if you do choose to drink alcohol, please do responsibly.
Answered on Jan 26, 2014
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