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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?

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Dr. Gary Sandler
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
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Dr. Ronald Achong
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
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Dr. Stephen Gordon
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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Still risky: Dry socket will occur usually on or about day 4 or 5 post extraction. Smoking is the number one cause so I'd give it another day or two.
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