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Can I Drink Alcohol After Getting My Wisdom Teeth Out
You need use care: If you are taking a narcotic pain reliever then no. These include codeine, hydrocodone, oxycodone, vicodin, percocet, percodan, (oxycodone and aspirin) etc. As these suppress breathing when mixed with alcohol. Alcohol has a dehydrating effect that can break up the blood clot, delay healing and increase pain. Avoid straight liquor if you decide to drink alcoholic drinks; beer or wine in moderation maybe ok after 2 days. ...Read more
Alcohol is available in many beverages, from beer and wine to the more potent distilled spirits, such as gin, rye, and whiskey. There appear to be at least small health benefits of small amounts of alcohol use (fewer than five drinks per week), especially of red wine Excessive alcohol use can lead to addiction and severe social and physical complications. Excess long term alcohol use is the most common cause of cirrhosis of the ...Read more
What will happen if I drink alcohol the same day as I get one of my wisdom teeth pulled out? And can I use a straw to drink alcohol? . ..
Follow orders: Follow the post-op instructions by your oral surgeon to reduce the risk of complication. Drinking alcohol after the surgery will prolong the bleeding and may be dangerous mixed with any narcotic pain medicine. You do not drink with a straw after oral surgery because it may pull out the blood clot protecting the extraction site. This will lead to a dry socket. No fun. ...Read more
No: It is not recommended using alcohol prior to or following your wisdom teeth removal. This is particularly true if you are getting sedated. The alcohol may influence the sedation drugs as greater depression during the surgery and slow the recovery process. It will also interact with any narcotic pain medication taken following surgery. It has been noted that it might cause prolonged bleeding, too. ...Read more
Moderation: If you are not taking any medications that were prescribed to you for pain, then an alcoholic beverage wold be fine. However, the medications that may have been prescribed to you can affect your ability to function. Read all meds or ask your pharmacist if this is the case before imbibing. ...Read more
Why not: If no bleeding is present or pain and healing is good have one on me. ...Read more
Post Op Instructions: Yes, but not in excess. Follow your dentist's post op instructions and call him\her if you have any further questions. ...Read more
I had two wisdom teeth removed 1 week ago today and seem to be doing just fine is it okay to drink alcohol at this point?
Yes: It should not be a problem.Get a more detailed answer ›
one week since my wisdom teeth was pulled am I in the clear of a dry socket can I smoke drink alcohol do I rinse after I drink can I drink soda?
Yes, Yes, Yes, Yes,: Yes to all questions.Get a more detailed answer ›
Yes: That should not be a problem. Anything other than beer / wine may irritate the healing tissues, so be mindful of this. ...Read more
What do you suggest if I had my wisdom tooth pulled on monday march 3rd (2014 obviously) how long after can I drink alcohol?
Ask your dentist: Call and ask your dentist as he\she is responsible for your aftercare. Follow all written and oral instructions. ...Read more
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
At least 24 hrs.: You might have been given Rx and if they warn against alcohol - that needs to be heeded. Also, you need to wait till a clot forms to eat or drink anything. Avoid a straw to prevent dry socket. Ask your dentist about all this - it's not the alcohol per se, but always be moderate. Call their office to inquire. ...Read more
How long after having wisdom teeth pulled do you have to wait before you drinking alcoholic beverages?
5-6 days: As long as you are healing normally with no complications you should be able to resume reasonable consumption of alcoholic beverages after 5-6 days with out hurting the healing process. ...Read more
Can I drink alcohol in moderation with a fixed dental brace or will it stain my teeth? Specifically thinking of gin and slimline tonic or wine.
Mouth (mouth) " n. Pl. Mouths 1. A. The body opening through which an animal takes in food. B. The cavity lying at the upper end of the alimentary canal, bounded on the outside by the lips and inside by the oropharynx and containing in higher vertebrates the tongue, gums, and teeth. C. This cavity regarded as the source of sounds and speech. D. The opening to any cavity or canal ...Read more
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