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Can You Drink After Having A Tooth Excraction
Yes, but...: Without getting in to a discussion about alcohol consumption and how much is appropriate for each individual the short answer is yes. However, it is important to make sure that you do not mix alcohol with any prescription medications that you may have been given. It is best to check with your dentist if you are really concerned. ...Read more
Right away: You can drink alcohol right away without it affecting anything if all you got was a "novocaine" shot. I put novocaine in quotes because dentists have not used novocaine since the 1970's but are using other anesthetics instead (a lot like calling all antibiotics penicillin). ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Your normal diet: Once the anesthesia, novacaine haas worn off you can eat normally. Composite restorations, white fillings are completely set when yuo leave the office. The only exception is if you have had a silver amalgam placed then you need to wait until it has hardened which takes about a day. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Do you have to wait a full two weeks to drink through a straw after wisdom tooth removal? Or is a week and a half okay?
I am having impacted wisdom tooth and cyst out 2moro general anthestic wil it be ok to have a smoke a couple of hours before, if not why? Thanks
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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