A 44-year-old member asked:
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can i smoke 15hours after having my teeth extracted?

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Dr. Arnold Malerman
52 years experience Orthodontics
Only: Only if you want to commit suicide. Smoking causes ...But you know all this. Don't look for approbation for harmful behavior.
Answered on Sep 19, 2013
Dr. Robert Devin
46 years experience Dentistry
Smoking vs Extract: Don't smoke for at least 48 hours after extractions. The worse thing in smoke is carbon monoxide. It permanently stops red blood cells from working. Not all but enough to delay or stop healing. If you absolutely have to then use a vapor cigarette that has no CO
Answered on Jan 16, 2016
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Dr. Lynne Weixel
35 years experience Clinical Psychology
Another reason: Dry socket. You may not have heard of it but 'drawing' in anything like smoke or fluids in a straw - even excessive mouth breathing - can risk the risk for it. Something in the healing at the extraction site needs to be undisturbed long enough to form a pod type thing. If lost, it heals poorly. Be really careful - ask your dentist for a list of do's and don'ts. I hope it goes well!
Answered on Jul 17, 2014
Dr. Paul Grin
Dr. Paul Grin answered
35 years experience Pain Management
Not recommended: Most of oral surgeons advice not to smoke for at least 24-72 hours. the smoking will interfere with blood flow and compromise or delay the healing.
Answered on Jul 20, 2014

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