A 24-year-old male asked:
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when should you stop alcohol consumption prior to wisdom tooth removal.

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Dr. Paul Grin
Dr. Paul Grin answered
35 years experience Pain Management
12 hours: Do not smoke or ingest alcoholic beverages for at least 12 hours prior to wisdom teeth surgery.
Answered on Dec 21, 2014

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