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A 34-year-old member asked:

Can i drink alcohol after getting my wisdom teeth out?

7 doctor answers18 doctors weighed in
Dr. Simon Rosenberg
Dentistry 46 years experience
You need use care: If you are taking a narcotic pain reliever then no. These include codeine, hydrocodone, oxycodone, vicodin, percocet, percodan, (oxycodone and aspirin) etc. As these suppress breathing when mixed with alcohol. Alcohol has a dehydrating effect that can break up the blood clot, delay healing and increase pain. Avoid straight liquor if you decide to drink alcoholic drinks; beer or wine in moderation maybe ok after 2 days.
Dr. Harvey Shiffman
Cosmetic Dentistry 37 years experience
Depends: Depending on any medications that were prescribed by your dentist, best to ask the dentist doing the treatment.
Dr. TED FEDER
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 40 years experience
Not if:: Not if you had a sedation or general anesthesia, and not if you are taking pain medications.
Dr. Ronald Achong
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 18 years experience
No: You probably will be recovering from sedation and you may be on strong narcotic pain medications. Having alcohol in the mix is dangerous. Also, alcohol delays healing.
Dr. James Bates
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 36 years experience
Postop alcohol: I suspect you mean after having your wisdom teeth removed. You should not drink alcohol if you're taking any narcotic pain medicine. Also, you should avoid any carbonated beverages such as beer for at least a week after wisdom tooth surgery. Otherwise, moderate alcohol consumption doesn't interfere with wound healing.
Dr. James Donley
Dentistry 54 years experience
Not good idea: You can drink, but it is not a good idea. It may inhibit the healing process. You need to be on a good nutritious diet which does not include alcohol.
Dr. Arnold Malerman
Orthodontics 53 years experience
Not good: Alcohol is a blood thinner. Promotes bleeding. Can also deactivate antibiotics. Would suggest no alcohol for a week on either side of the surgery.

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A 42-year-old member asked:

Three days after all wisdom teeth are out can I drink alcohol?

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Moderation: If you are not taking any medications that were prescribed to you for pain, then an alcoholic beverage wold be fine. However, the medications that may have been prescribed to you can affect your ability to function. Read all meds or ask your pharmacist if this is the case before imbibing.
A 49-year-old member asked:

Could i drink alcohol after getting my wisdom teeth removed?

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Dr. Gary Sandler
Dentistry 54 years experience
After wisdom's out: At some point, with moderation. Your dentist can tell you when as different dentists have different opinions on this. Why not call and ask?
Dr. Mandakini Patel
Pediatrics 41 years experience
Avoid alcohol for the duration your dental surgeon told you to. Alcohol will cause vaso-dilation and make you bleed more.
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A 33-year-old member asked:

Is it safe to drink alcohol after having my wisdom teeth taken out?

2 doctor answers3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Behram Dalal
Dentistry 31 years experience
No it is not: Recommended. Smoking and alcohol consumption are not recommended for 24-48 hours post-extraction. Not worth taking the risk - dry sockets are no fun!
A 31-year-old member asked:

Is it okay to drink alcohol a week after wisdom teeth removal?

2 doctor answers5 doctors weighed in
Dr. Arnold Malerman
Orthodontics 53 years experience
In moderation: As alcohol can promote bleeding, you don't want to wash out the clot where tooth was removed.
A 42-year-old member asked:

I was wondering is it okay to drink alcohol after having wisdom teeth removal?

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Dr. William Ledford
Dentistry 29 years experience
24 hrs: After a 24 hour period you can drink alcohol.

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