A 40-year-old member asked:
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how soon after my wisdom tooth removal is it safe to drink alcohol?

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Dr. Trever Keele
12 years experience Dentistry
72 hours: You should be fine about 3 days after the extraction.
Answered on Oct 31, 2012
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Dr. James Bates
35 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
It depends...: If you're taking narcotic pain medicine, or for that matter any medication, you should not drink alcohol. Wait until the postoperative pain resolves and you're no longer on any medication before drinking alcohol.
Answered on Oct 20, 2012

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