A 32-year-old member asked:
can i drink and smoke after wisdom tooth extraction?
2 doctor answers
Dr. Sandra Eleczko answered
35 years experience Dentistry
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.
Answered on Nov 28, 2017
Dr. Dinh Bui answered
22 years experience Dentistry
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.
Answered on May 31, 2017
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