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Is it okay to chew tobacco 2 weeks after wisdom teeth removal?

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Dr. Mark Venincasa
Cosmetic Dentistry 35 years experience
No...: If you must chew tobacco, i would wait for 6 weeks after extraction of the wisdom teeth in general. Specifically for you, i would discuss this with the surgeon. The surgeon knows what is best given your particular situation.
Dr. John Thaler
Prosthodontics 41 years experience
No: It is never ok to chew tobacco. However, if all extraction sites are healed over, then you will not affect them any more than the rest of your mouth. 2 weeks is often not long enough for these areas to heal. I would wait at least 3 weeks. What a great time to quit !

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