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Can I Drink After A Tooth Extraction
No smoking: Do not smoke after wisdom tooth extraction. You increase the chance of very painful dry socket. Follow the directions from the dentist or oral surgeon that did the extraction. Eat a soft diet, drinking is ok but avoid alcohol while taking pain medications. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Immediately: If you are prescribed pain medication to take postoperatively, you should eat and/or drink before taking any pain medication to avoid the potential for nausea. You may wish to start out with soft food and advance as tolerated. If your question pertains to drinking alcoholic beverages after the extraction, do not take any pain medication and consume alcoholic beverages at the same time. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Trick Question?: A patient once asked me if he could play the trombone after having a wisdom tooth removed, and I said yes after he recovered. He said, "Good, because I never could play it before". If you previously consumed alcohol, you should be safe to resume one week after surgery as long as you are not taking pain meds. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
After numbness is: After numbness is gone and you get your feeling back, it is good to have something cold. Cold food keeps the tissue from swelling, and keeps the blood vessels small to minimize bleeding. You may also find cold food is easier to eat than hot/warm food during healing. H. ...Read more
Clot dislodgment: The answer given by another doctor is not quite accurate, as it states it will cause bleeding from the root. I understand what the person is thinking i suppose, but extraction of a tooth means the crown and the root. The reason is: sucking pressure can easily dislodge a recent clot, thereby exposing alveolar bone to the oral environment, it is called a dry socket. Clot loss due to suction. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can i drink alocohol and fizzy juice through a straw a week and 4 days after a tooth extraction with no concerns?
My tongue has an orange coating a couple of days after a tooth extraction. I did not eat or drink anything orange. Should I be concerned?
No worries: Not to worry. Likely some slight remnants of the bleeding . Try scraping your tongue with floss or your toothbrush. Easy way is to stick your tongue way out and then put the brush on top of tongue near the back and then pull your tongue back in. Better than shoving the brush way back in to the throat area. If it does not clear up , see the surgeon. Good Luck. ...Read more
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