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Can I drink alcohol after getting my wisdom teeth out?

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

Dr. Gregg Albers
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Alcohol Consumption (Definition)

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


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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? . ..

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

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Could I drink alcohol after getting my wisdom teeth removed?

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

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When can I drink alcohol after having wisdom teeth extraction?

When can I drink alcohol after having wisdom teeth extraction?

Wait a week: You may have been given medication for pain or an antibotic. These medications don't mix well with alcohol. Also after anextraction, you have an open wound, alcohol would burn and delay healing. ...Read more

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Three days after all wisdom teeth are out can I drink alcohol?

Three days after all wisdom teeth are out can I drink alcohol?

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

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Will I be able to drink alcohol after getting my wisdom teeth removed?

Eventually: I guess if you have no contraindications to drinking alcohol, you will be able to do so after the wound has healed and you are not taking narcotic pain meds. Consult with your surgeon for post op instructions. ...Read more

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Can you drink alcohol after getting wisdom teeth out?

Can you drink alcohol after getting wisdom teeth out?

No: You probably will be recovering from sedation and you may be on strong narcotic pain medications. Having alcohol in the mix is dangerous. Also, alcohol delays healing. ...Read more

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Can you drink alcohol after getting 2 wisdom teeth removed?

Can you drink alcohol after getting 2 wisdom teeth removed?

Yes: It's best to avoid alcohol for 24 hours if you have had general anesthesia. Alcohol and narcotic analgesics (pain meds like vicodin) potentiate each others effects so don't drink to excess. Having said that, a beer or glass of wine is fine if it will make you feel better! ...Read more

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Can you drink alcohol after getting wisdom teeth pulled?

Can you drink alcohol after getting wisdom teeth pulled?

No: Alcohol is a blood thinner and will disrupt the initial clotting process causing you problems. Smoking and alcohol are forbidden for the first 24-48 hours. You do not want to develop a dry socket. Dry socket = pain. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Can you drink alcohol when getting your wisdom teeth out?

Can you drink alcohol when getting your wisdom teeth out?

Not good idea: You can drink, but it is not a good idea. It may inhibit the healing process. You need to be on a good nutritious diet which does not include alcohol. ...Read more

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Is it okay to drink alcohol a week after wisdom teeth removal?

Is it okay to drink alcohol a week after wisdom teeth removal?

Yes; not with meds: As long as your mouth has sufficiently healed, I see no problem with the moderate consumption of alcohol a week after the teeth are removed. Do not, however, drink alcohol with any narcotic pain medication the dentist (oral surgeon) has given you. ...Read more

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Is it actually ok for me to drink alcohol 3 days after I got my wisdom teeth removed?

Is it actually ok for me to drink alcohol 3 days after I got my wisdom teeth removed?

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

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Is it safe to drink alcohol after having my wisdom teeth taken out?

No it is not: Recommended. Smoking and alcohol consumption are not recommended for 24-48 hours post-extraction. Not worth taking the risk - dry sockets are no fun! ...Read more

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Wanted to know if I can drink alcohol 5 days after wisdom teeth extraction?

Wanted to know if I can drink alcohol 5 days after wisdom teeth extraction?

Yes: That should not be a problem. Anything other than beer / wine may irritate the healing tissues, so be mindful of this. ...Read more

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Is it safe to drink alcohol the day after getting your wisdom teeth pulled?

No it is not advised: There are many factors to consider after a tooth is removed. Alcohol can affect the blood flow and clotting in the area. Also, most of the time your dentist will prescribe pain medications which should not be taken with alcohol. ...Read more

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

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

Wait a while: Mixing alchohol with narcotics is a recipe for disaster. If you were put to sleep for the procedure, the medications will still be in your system until metabolized. ...Read more

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Wisdoms tooth extraction, can I drink alcohol 2 days later?

Wisdoms tooth extraction, can I drink alcohol 2 days later?

Not recommended: If no complications, you should have a stable clot after 24-48 hours following extractions, so after 3-4 days you can consume alcohol in moderation. ...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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What are the risks of drinking alcohol after wisdom teeth were extracted?

What are the risks of drinking alcohol after wisdom teeth were extracted?

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

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Wisdom teeth dissolvable stitches, is it okay to be drinking alcohol after this?

Wisdom teeth dissolvable stitches, is it okay to be drinking alcohol after this?

Depends: Once the clot has formed, moderate alcohol intake should not be a problem unless doctor told you otherwise. ...Read more

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How long after having wisdom teeth pulled do you have to wait before you drinking alcoholic beverages?

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

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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.

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.

In moderation: You can definitely drink alcoholic beverage if you choose to, this should not affect or stain your teeth as long as you keep them clean by brushing and flossing regularly. ...Read more

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Can I drink alcohol immediately after getting a tooth filling?

Can I drink alcohol immediately after getting a tooth filling?

Yes.: Be careful that you do not pour it down your front, as you may still be numb from the anesthesia! ...Read more

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When is the soonest after tooth extraction can I drink alcohol?

When is the soonest after tooth extraction can I drink alcohol?

24-48 hours: After extracting a tooth or following any type of oral surgery in your mouth, it is advisable to wait at least 24-48 hours before having an alcoholic beverage. Also alcohol may interfere with any medications that were prescribed. ...Read more

Mouth (Definition)

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


Dr. Howard Schneider
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Wisdom Teeth (Definition)

Wisdom teeth are the last molars to "come in" to a person's mouth. They usually emerge when someone is 17 to 21 years old. Many wisdom teeth become impacted for lack of room in the mouth, and ...Read more