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A 32-year-old member asked:

Can i drink and smoke after wisdom tooth extraction?

2 doctor answers5 doctors weighed in
Dr. Sandra Eleczko
Dentistry 37 years experience
No smoking: Do not smoke after wisdom tooth extraction. You increase the chance of very painful dry socket. Follow the directions from the dentist or oral surgeon that did the extraction. Eat a soft diet, drinking is ok but avoid alcohol while taking pain medications.
Dr. Dinh Bui
Dr. Dinh Buianswered
Dentistry 24 years experience
Not recommended: Alcohol will dry out the tissue and delay healing. Bleeding after wisdom tooth extraction also could happen as the alcohol raises the heart rate. Smoking causes constriction of blood vessel, leads delay healing and possible dry socket as the clot may be lost.

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A 31-year-old member asked:

Can you drink anything after wisdom tooth extraction?

3 doctor answers9 doctors weighed in
41 years experience
Fluids encouraged: Fluids are encouraged after extractions, just from a cup or spoon, no straws. The suction or negative pressure in the mouth can make the sites bleed. I recommend clear then full liquids the first day, then soft foods for 4 to 7 days. Avoid alcohol after anesthesia and if taking pain medicines.
A 29-year-old member asked:

Is it ok to drink right after a wisdom tooth extraction?

3 doctor answers4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Meng Syn
Dr. Meng Synanswered
Dentistry 39 years experience
Yes: Yes, keep yourself wel hydrated. 8 glasses of water per day, no hard rinsing . No alchohol - alchohol may slow down healing or contaminate the clot.
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How long after wisdom tooth extraction should I wait before drinking with a straw?

3 doctor answers6 doctors weighed in
Dr. H. sam Tadros
Prosthodontics 30 years experience
Wisdom teeth: i would wait 48 hours the goal is to help the blood clot to say there and not easily get disturbed

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