A female asked:
got wisdom tooth pulled, got dry socket. got packing since friday, going to have last packing either wed/thurs & taken out fri. can i drink beer after?
3 doctor answers
Dr. Gary Sandler answered
54 years experience Dentistry
Probably: I don't see why not. Ask the dentist who is actually treating you for the dry socket just to be sure.
Answered on Jan 29, 2013
Dr. Ronald Achong answered
18 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Unlikely: The extraction socket is still healing. Alcohol slows the healing process. Consider no alcohol for a couple weeks. However, ask your dentist for his or her recommendation.
Answered on Aug 16, 2017
Dr. Stephen Gordon answered
43 years experience Dentistry
Possibly: After this friday, the area may be healed enough where beer would not be a problem. The main problem or contributing factor to dry socket is smoking or drinking from a straw - all from the negative pressure that is created by the "sucking" . Drinking from a glass, not a bottle will help to reduce the pressure, too. Talk to you dentist to be certain that the healing has progressed enough.
Answered on Dec 10, 2013
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