A 20-year-old female asked:
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can you drink alcohol when all of your gums are swollen from wisdom tooth coming though. don't have gum disease ?

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Dr. Arnold Malerman
52 years experience Orthodontics
Depends: Depends on whether or not you are taking medication. Alcohol can alter or negate medicine's effects. Have Dentist check wisdom teeth to make sure gum is not infected and/or teeth are not impacted. Alcohol in moderation may then be acceptable.
Answered on May 24, 2014
Dr. Paul Grin
Dr. Paul Grin answered
35 years experience Pain Management
Not recommended: Some types of gum disease can be caused or made worse by alcohol consumption and lead to inflammation or even a severe infection. If gum disease is not treated, it will lead to tooth loss and general health problem. See your dentist for evaluation and treatment.
Answered on Nov 27, 2017

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