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A 17-year-old female asked:

How soon after wisdom tooth extraction on 5/22, can i start using a vape pen/electronic cigarette without nicotine? my doctor said about a week?

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Dr. Paul Grin
Pain Management 37 years experience
7 days: Your doctor is correct. Vaping after a tooth extraction is not recommended for one week, because vapor can reduce saliva that promotes healing. Also the suction that may disturb the clot and cause a dry sockets. Take care.
Dr. Arnold Malerman
Orthodontics 54 years experience
Vaping: You asked your question in May. It's now November. 26 people have died from vaping since May. Numerous others have been hospitalized with life altering dycrasias. Talk to your Physician and your Dentist again. They may recommend that you avoid vaping altogether.

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