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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. Im confused. Can i remove the guaze to eat/drink?Theres 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. ...Read more

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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