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Can i drink and smoke after wisdom 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 more

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Dr. Mark Ingerman
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Tooth Extraction (Definition)

Tooth extraction means removing an entire tooth or teeth from the jawbone. ...Read more


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How long until I can eat or drink after a tooth extraction?

How long until I can eat or drink after a tooth extraction?

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 more

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Can i drink coffee five hours after a tooth extraction and with new partial dentures?

Can i drink coffee five hours after a tooth extraction and with new partial dentures?

Be careful: After a tooth extraction be careful eating and drinking liquids. The extraction site needs to heal properly and be left undisturbed and as clear of debris. Consult your dentist to determine what is allowable under your situation. ...Read more

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Can I drink alcohol a week after wisdom tooth extraction?

Can I drink alcohol a week after wisdom tooth extraction?

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 more

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I'm wondering how long after a tooth extraction can I eat/drink cold things?

I'm wondering how long after a tooth extraction can I eat/drink cold things?

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

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Why exactly are you not supposed to drink with a straw after a tooth extraction?

Why exactly are you not supposed to drink with a straw after a tooth extraction?

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 more

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How long do I have to wait to start drinking liquids after a tooth extraction?

Same day: You can drink within hours after a tooth extraction. However avoid the use of a straw for a few days to prevent any dry socket. ...Read more

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Can i drink alocohol and fizzy juice through a straw a week and 4 days after a tooth extraction with no concerns?

Can i drink alocohol and fizzy juice through a straw a week and 4 days after a tooth extraction with no concerns?

Probably: Assuming your healing proceeded normally, you are far enough post-op that the no-straw period has expired. You should be fine.. ...Read more

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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?

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