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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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Tooth Extraction (Definition)

Tooth extraction means removing an entire tooth or teeth from the jawbone. ...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 and smoke after wisdom tooth extraction?

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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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?

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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Can i drink alcohol 7 or more days after a tooth extraction?I heard that alcohol could disrupt the blood clotting process?

Can i drink alcohol 7 or more days after a tooth extraction?I heard that alcohol could disrupt the blood clotting process?

Yes: Drinking of alcohol has a small effect on your blood clotting ability. Alcohol and pain medication(narcotics) should not be taken at the same time. Alcohol may influence any pre-medication or sedation given before and during the surgery. Therefore, it is best to wait for a few days and till after you are off any pain meds. ...Read more

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How long do I have to wait to drink alcohol after tooth extraction?

24 hours: After extracting a tooth or following any type of surgery in your mouth, it is advisable to wait at least 24 hours before having an alcoholic beverage. This would allow the blood clot to develop well, where the surgery was carried out. However if you were prescribed an antibiotic or pain medication then no alcohol use until the prescription is completed. ...Read more

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Why should you not drink carbonated drinks after getting a tooth extraction?

Why should you not drink carbonated drinks after getting a tooth extraction?

It is fine: Carbonation will not negatively effect the extraction site, due to ph or any ingredient: it is how one ingests the drink that matters: no straw, as suction (negative pressure) can dislodge a clot, leading to a "dry socket" a very painful problem. ...Read more

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