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

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Dr. Meng Syn
Dr. Meng Syn answered
37 years experience Dentistry
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.
Answered on Jul 12, 2015
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Dr. Michael Montgomery
40 years experience Dentistry
Yes: Ok to drink liquids, but should not try to drink with a straw or swish it around. The blood clot must remain intact and rinsing can disrupt the clot formation and lead to infection.
Answered on Mar 13, 2016
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Dr. Louis Gallia
44 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Alcohol? No: No alcohol right after surgery. Can promote bleeding. Otherwise, drinking fluids fine. No straw. For best results with wisdom teeth, make sure you are evaluated and treated by a board certified oral & maxillofacial surgeon.
Answered on Jul 12, 2015

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