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Can I Smoke After My Tooth Was Pulled Out
I got my wisdom teeth out Thursday and i started smoking again Monday. Will a dry socket still occur?
It's possible: Smoking will retard healing. May precipitate an infection, a dry socket. Will prematurely age your facial skin. Will facilitate onset or exacerbate severity of gum disease. Will increase risk of stroke, heart attack, kidney dysfunction. And smoking CAUSES mouth, throat, esophagus, and lung cancer, requiring diseased tissues to be cut away. Please don't seek approbation. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Yes but …: The longer you can go without smoking the better and more quickly the site will heal. Now would be a excellent time to try and quit. The danger of beginning to smoke soon after and extraction can be the loss of the blood clot that forms in the extraction socket. A "dry socket" can be very slow to heal and very painful. After two days or so, most clots are stable enough to withstand light smoking. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Try for never: The sooner you resume smoking, the more likely you run the risk of delayed healing and\or a dry socket. There is no exact number of days generally agreed upon by all surgeons. Try to quit altogether as smoking is a known carcinogen and your run the risk of bigger medical problems such as cancer. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I had my wisdom teeth extracted 12 days ago. I think my blood clot came out on the bottom left. Is that bad? Will I get a dry socket?
No: dry sockets develop in the third or fourth day ...Read more
Can or should?: You can start right away, but first, I am not condoning its use now or ever. Secondly you run the risk of healing issues. Rather that asking dentists who know nothing about you, your medical and dental history and the circumstances concerning your extraction, you should ask the dentist who extracted the tooth. It's a perfectly reasonable question and your dentist should be willing to answer it. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Don't!: Please don't smoke for at least 3 to 5 days. Smoking not only delays the healing process but also because of it you can develop dry socket which is very painful. Your dentist when doing a post op check can tell you you can resume smoking based on the healing he or she can see. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: Gentle swishing will be fine at 4 days. Mouthwash may make you feel a little more fresh, but salt water will actually be more helpful for the healing. Oh, and do be sure to brush well and to keep the food particles off the adjacent teeth and the extraction site. You should be healed in no time! ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Broke a tooth when I was 8 abscessed when I was 18 had a root canal. After 14 yrs it fell out and had it recemented. now have dull pain. why?
I got my molar extracted 5 days ago but when i just brushed and i spit a lot of blood came out. dry socket coming? or am i past that stage?
Should be past: Dry sockets typically occur on days 3-5. You are at the end of the critical stage for dry socket occurring. A lot of blood can be a subjective term. You will definitely know if you have a dry socket because it will be very painful. The good news is that it does heal eventually. Hopefully you are not experiencing any intense pain as I am writing this. If so then call your dentist/surgeon. Good luck ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I got my wisdom teeth out six days ago, i think the blood clot fell out of one yesterday i filled the hole with anesthetic oral paste should i worry?
Highly unlikely: This usually happens within the first several days. The lack of a disrupted clot to reform can lead to the development of a dry socket, but the incidence of fibrinolytic alveolitis is around 5%, and almost exclusively occurs in lower posterior areas. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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