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

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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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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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

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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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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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Dr. Ronald Krauser
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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