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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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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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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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Can i drink soda a week after having wisdom teeth removed?

Can i drink soda a week after having wisdom teeth removed?

Yes, but........: There are much better and healthier options not only after having wisdom teeth removed but always. ...Read more

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Can you drink alcohol after remove wisdom tooth?

Can you drink alcohol after remove wisdom tooth?

Postop alcohol: This is a surprisingly common questions. You should not drink alcohol if you're taking any narcotic pain medicine. Also, you should avoid any carbonated beverages such as beer for at least a week after wisdom tooth surgery. Otherwise, moderate alcohol consumption doesn't interfere with wound healing. ...Read more

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After 48 hours of a wisdom tooth removal, can you drink alcohol?

After 48 hours of a wisdom tooth removal, can you drink alcohol?

Wait 5-7 days: Not right away, alcohol can interfere with healing and could lead to a dry socket. Give the tissue 5-7 days to heal. When and if you do choose to drink alcohol, please do responsibly. ...Read more

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Can you drink hot tea a day after wisdom teeth removal?

Can you drink hot tea a day after wisdom teeth removal?

Unwise: Can cause clot to wash out resulting in a bone infection called a dry socket. Assuming your extractions were done by a specialist, an Oral Surgeon, you probably left the office with written post-surgical instructions. Please review them. ...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 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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Will I be able to drink alcohol after wisdom tooth extraction?

Will I be able to drink alcohol after wisdom tooth extraction?

Not recommended: Follow your surgeon's specific instructions and avoid drinking alcohol first 72 hours. Just a common sense, alcohol and prescription pain medicines do not mix together. ...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 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 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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Will I be able to drink alcohol after getting my wisdom teeth removed?

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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When can I drink through a straw after wisdom teeth removal?

When can I drink through a straw after wisdom teeth removal?

Straw sucking OK now: Getting crazy thinking about the nonsensical dangers of post-op, sucking through a straw? Every time one swallows, a sucking action occurs! if i was really concerned about a dry socket, i would avoid swishing/rinsing and most importantly keep my oral bacteria count low by flossing daily, especially the back wall of the tooth that abuts the extraction. Also, take any prescribe meds. ...Read more

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How soon can I drink soda after wisdom tooth removal?

How soon can I drink soda after wisdom tooth removal?

Time to quit!: Now would be a great time to quit drinking soda. The high sugar content in regular soda is very destructive to the teeth. And diet soda contains acids that are caustic to dental enamel. Lastly, whatever you drink, don't use a straw, which can dislodge the blood clot that forms to start the healing process. ...Read more

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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. Theodore Davantzis
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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