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Would i be alright to have a cig after teeth extracted?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 26 years experience
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.

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