A 31-year-old member asked:
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is it okay to drink alcohol a week after wisdom teeth removal?

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Dr. Arnold Malerman
53 years experience Orthodontics
In moderation: As alcohol can promote bleeding, you don't want to wash out the clot where tooth was removed.
Answered on Nov 17, 2012
Dr. Jerry Gordon
Specializes in Dentistry
Yes; not with meds: As long as your mouth has sufficiently healed, i see no problem with the moderate consumption of alcohol a week after the teeth are removed. Do not, however, drink alcohol with any narcotic pain medication the dentist (oral surgeon) has given you.
Answered on Oct 24, 2017

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