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A 31-year-old female asked:

I had my wisdom teeth pulled and developed a dry socket. it is currently packed with medicated gauze. can i smoke a cigarette while it is packed?

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Dr. James Rotchford
Addiction Medicine 43 years experience
Yes but: This may be a good time to consider your relationship with tobacco and get help with stopping. The likelihood of getting a dry socket I suspect is increased in smokers.
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