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Can you drink alcohol after remove wisdom tooth?

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Dr. James Bates
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 36 years experience
Postop alcohol: This is a surprisingly common questions. You should not drink alcohol if you're taking any narcotic pain medicine. Also, you should avoid any carbonated beverages such as beer for at least a week after wisdom tooth surgery. Otherwise, moderate alcohol consumption doesn't interfere with wound healing.

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A 31-year-old member asked:

After 48 hours of a wisdom tooth removal, can you drink alcohol?

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Dr. Ragan Faler
Dentistry 24 years experience
Pain meds: Alcohol in moderation would be ok. But remember that it will slow down the healing a bit and it certainly would be dangerous if alcohol is mixed with pain medicine. Rest, good nutrition, and time is ones best bet with healing from wisdom teeth extraction.

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