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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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I just got 2 dry sockets filled with the dressing today. Is it safe to drink alcohol in a few days?

I just got 2 dry sockets filled with the dressing today. Is it safe to drink alcohol in a few days?

Prevent Dry Socket: Try not to lodge food in the dry socket areas. A drink or two are not contraindicated, but let the extraction sites heal. ...Read more

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Can you drink alcohol with an open socket?

Can you drink alcohol with an open socket?

Maybe: Be careful if you are on pain medications. The alcohol will not affect the socket. ...Read more

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Can you drink liquor if you have a packed dry socket?

Alcohol/dry socket: You can drink alcohol when you have a dry socket packed. However this, ay impair your ability to prevent any action that would dislodge the packing. Also if you were taking an antibiotic, it may not be as effective with alcohol consumption, . ...Read more

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I had a tooth extracted four days ago and I was wondering if I can eat normal foods and drink soda, also should I still be concerned about dry socket?

Soda & extractions: After extraction, a blood clot forms to protect the underlying bone. Your dentist advises you to minimize trauma to the area to allow the clot to cover the bone minimizing the chance of dry socket. At four days, the extraction site is still in need of gentle care so follow the post-op instructions for eating and drinking. If you want to drink soda, it is never wise to use a straw. ...Read more

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Can you drink with a dry socket?

Can you drink with a dry socket?

Dry socket: A dry socket is an extraction site that has lost its clot. The bare bone is exposed causing pain. It will eventually heal with or without dental treatment. Drinking alcohol and mixing pain medication is never a good idea. Alcohol is never the answer to fixing a problem. ...Read more

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Can you drink fizzy drink with dry socket?

If the dry socket: Has been / is being treated, then it would be okay to drink it. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Can I drink wine with dry socket?

Can I drink wine with dry socket?

Wait: Wait until it is cleared up. If you are on any narcotics, definitely no. ...Read more

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I got treated for dry socket, he put a guaze over it for me to bite down on. I'm confused. Can I remove the guaze to eat/drink? There's brown stuff on it

Yes: The brown stuff is a special 'paste' with things like eugenol in it to deaden the pain. The medicine should be down in the socket, and the gauze was just to keep it in place and prevent it from being washed out. If you still have questions, contact your surgeon. ...Read more

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Was wondering if it would be too soon to drink or smoke after 3 days. Would I still get a dry socket?

Dry socket: Smoking is not a good thing to do any time, but if you are symptom free go ahead and have a smoke. Drinking alcohol and taking pain medication are never recommended as it might impair your respiratory drive. One or the other but not both. Any questions contact your dental surgeon. ...Read more

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Can I drink beer after having my dry sockets packed with dry socket paste?

Not the best choice: Beer or any alcohol is not the best choice after treatment. Try to limit any vigorous drinking or rinsing for 48 hrs to allow the medicine to work and relieve your symptoms. A better choice would be water, electrolyte drinks, or protein drinks to speed healing ...Read more

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It's been almost 7 days and I have dry socket in my left bottom hole after wisdom teeth removal. Am I okay to drink through a straw?

It's been almost 7 days and I have dry socket in my left bottom hole after wisdom teeth removal. Am I okay to drink through a straw?

Dry socket: I'm not clear if you still have pain in the socket and how well the socket is filling in with tissue. Your dentist should be following the healing process for you and he\she would be the best one to answer your question and tell you at this point what you can and can't do. Having said that, it would be better to wait until you are completely free of pain there and the socket is closed up. ...Read more

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Is it possible for me to get dry socket from drinking beer 24 hours after getting teeth pulled?

Yes: It's possible to get a dry socket even without eating or drinking anything. Dry socket occurs when the blood clot in the socket is dislodged. Don't mix alcohol and narcotics... ...Read more

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I've heard with top wisdom teeth extraction it is a lot less likely to get dry socket. What can I drink?

Dry sockets?: First you are correct, the likelihood is much less on upper teeth. Drink anything nutritious. ...Read more

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Got wisdom tooth pulled, got dry socket. Got packing since friday, going to have last packing either wed/thurs & taken out fri. Can I drink beer after?

Got wisdom tooth pulled, got dry socket. Got packing since friday, going to have last packing either wed/thurs & taken out fri. Can I drink beer after?

Unlikely: The extraction socket is still healing. Alcohol slows the healing process. Consider no alcohol for a couple weeks. However, ask your dentist for his or her recommendation. ...Read more

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Can I drink through a straw two weeks after top two wisdom teeth extraction (no stitches)? I am terrified of getting dry socket or causing any damage

Wisdom teeth: You are past the danger of dry socket and an return to normal eating and drinking. Call the extracting dentist if you have any questions, or concerns since they know your circumstances.
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My 20 yr old daughter had all 4 wisdom teeth extracted a week ago today, can she start to drink from a straw today or can it still cause a dry socket?

My 20 yr old daughter had all 4 wisdom teeth extracted a week ago today, can she start to drink from a straw today or can it still cause a dry socket?

Should be ok: Your doctor should have given the full instructions even before you left the doctor's office....a week is a long time, incase, your doctor instructed not to.....there has to be a specific reason, please call them and clear your concerns ...Read more

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Lips feel very dry not the way they do when they are chapped, but they don't look dry at all? I have seasonal allergies and did drink alcohol recently

Dry lips causes: AntiAllergy medications can dry your mucus membranes, and alcohol as well as mouth washes containing some alcohol also can. If your nasal passages are clogged due to allergies and you mouth breathe, mouth and possible lip dryness can occur. Lips are also dry if the ambient air has no humidity. Uncontrolled diabetes also causes dryness. ...Read more

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I get Jock's itch, facial and neck rashes and itch and dry skin the next day I consume alcohol. What could be the problem? I am 46 years old, on obese side, drink alcohol, say weekly...sugar and cholestrol border line with poor eating, not on medication

I get Jock's itch, facial and neck rashes and itch and dry skin the next day I consume alcohol. What could be the problem? I am 46 years old, on obese side, drink alcohol, say weekly...sugar and cholestrol border line with poor eating, not on medication

Easy to explain: It makes you sweat more and move less while sleeping. I'm glad you're eager to make a change. You're still young and probably vigorous. Head down to the local gym or sports center, let others see that you're working hard on your body, and they'll accept you as a friend and support you in your body transformation. A lot more is at stake than just the skin in your groin and neck. Best wishes. ...Read more

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The past couple days I've been dehydrated and always thirsty no matter how much water I drink. Didn't drink alcohol. Is this dry mouth? Cures? Thx

Dehydrated thirsty: Go to doctor/urgent care may be diabetes. Also check thyroid. Also always alternate water with diet drinks with pure water constantly you can dilute your body sodium and that is not good. ...Read more

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For the past 3 months I've had a metallic/bitter taste in my mouth, along with dry mouth and sores on the roof of my mouth and uvula. I don't take any medications, don't drink alcohol or caffeine, don't smoke anything, and am not overweight.

Need to be seen: We can list a hundred possibilities which won't really help you. You need to start be seeing your own dentist in person for a complete and thorough medical and dental history, as well as a clinical examination. That's the way to find out for sure what the problem (s) are and how best to quickly feel better. ...Read more

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10 days post wisdom teeth removal. No longer in any pain. But one of my sockets feels sensitive to cold drinks. Not a dry socket. What could it be?

10 days post wisdom teeth removal. No longer in any pain. But one of my sockets feels sensitive to cold drinks. Not a dry socket. What could it be?

A different tooth: A tooth in the proximity of your extracted wisdom teeth could have a cavity or the root could be exposed and cause the tooth to feel sensitivity to cold. You should ask your dentist to check it out. Good luck and it should be an easy fix. ...Read more

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Can you drink alcohol while taking L-tyrosine?

Can you drink alcohol while taking L-tyrosine?

I do every thanksgiv: L tyrosine is a normal amino acid found in meat. There is no more interaction between it an alcohol than meat and alcohol. ...Read more

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Hi I was wondering my GGT LEVEL is 64U/L which is very high but I don't drink alcohol or take drugs what causes the elevation? Hep test negative

Hi I was wondering my GGT LEVEL is 64U/L which is very high but I don't drink alcohol or take drugs what causes the elevation? Hep test negative

May just be you: That's high for the lab, I trust? About one person in 1000 always runs a way-high GGT. It's genetic. These folks get accused of being drunks. You're not. Sorry there was a misunderstanding. If everything else is okay, forget it. ...Read more

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What happens if you never drink alcohol in your life time?

Etoh: You won't ever suffer an alcohol induced hangover. You won't black out or pass out from alcohol use. You won't be arrested for an alcohol related dui. Oh, look at all the things you will miss out on if you don't drink. In all seriousness, life without alcohol may be much simpler (in a good way). ...Read more

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Can you drink alcohol with nyquil?

Alcohol and NyQuil: Nyquil has alcohol so the effect would be additive. I probably would avoid using nyquil when I was drinking. Be safe. ...Read more

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Can you drink alcohol if you have low iron?

TryHeavn'sGrapeJuice: Well, it won't make you feel any stronger in the long run. Some say alcohol stores iron in the body but I don't think that is significant unless you are a lush (like several drinks a day for several years, like, you know, a flaming drunk)The bright side is that wine is made of grapes which contain a fair amount of iron (100gm=2%RDA) and wine has. 6mg/5oz=roughly 10%RDA. But there are better sources. ...Read more

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Could I drink alcohol again after a hiatus?

Alcohol Dependent?: If you are alcohol dependent then no return to drinking would be safe for you. ...Read more

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Can you drink alcohol with Crohn's disease?

Can you drink alcohol with Crohn's disease?

Not well advised: Alcohol can over-stimulate your bowels and make symptoms worse, so it is a good idea to avoid more than a very little. ...Read more

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Can I take 0.5mg. Lorazepam and drink alcohol?

Please don't: Of course you're in charge of what you take and don't take, but alcohol and Lorazepam are both CNS depressants. When taken together they have additive effects, resulting in increased sedation. This is a potentially dangerous combination -- in fact well-known people have died using such combinations. ...Read more

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I'm afraid to drink alcohol again, what to do?

I'm afraid to drink alcohol again, what to do?

Good for you!: Different people respond differently to alcohol. It simply makes me sick. Almost everybody has a few bad experiences with alcohol growing up. Folks who don't learn from these to drink in moderation are generally the ones who go on to have problems. No one has any business pressuring you to drink if you don't feel it's right for you. ...Read more

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Should people with galactosemia drink alcohol?

Should people with galactosemia drink alcohol?

Depends: The alcohol wouldn't be a problem for most, but some mixes may have galactose sugar which would be (think milk or creamy additives). If they are vigilant about researching which drinks or mixes they should avoid, I thing an occasional drink would be fine. ...Read more

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Any medications its safe to drink alcohol with?

Any medications its safe to drink alcohol with?

Alcohol: Alcohol can interact with medication and cause either additive effect (toxicity) or lowers potency of medication. The only safe medicine that comes to mind is placebo (sugar pill). ...Read more

Dry Socket (Definition)

Occurs when there is a complication in the healing after a tooth extraction. It is an inflammation of the bone where a tooth was removed and the blood clot was lost, exposing the bone. Produces a foul ...Read more