A 49-year-old member asked:
would i be alright to have a cig after teeth extracted?
2 doctor answers
Dr. Heidi Fowler answered
24 years experience Psychiatry
Bad idea: It is recommended by most that you not smoke for 48 hours after an extraction to avoid complications. The suction created from smoking can effect the clot over the extraction site. Smoking can ^ risk for a dry socket.
Answered on Dec 8, 2013
Dr. Arnold Malerman answered
52 years experience Orthodontics
No: It's never alright to have a cigarette. Smoking causes lung, throat, esophagus, tongue and other oral cancers. Smoking inhibits healing after surgery. The sucking action can dislodge the clot. Smoking implicated in diabetes, premature skin aging, GI cancers, stroke. If you have lung cancer you slowly drown as lungs fill w fluid. No, it' snot alright to smoke, period.
Answered on Jun 10, 2014
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