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Dry Socket After A Week Can I Smoke
one week since my wisdom teeth was pulled am I in the clear of a dry socket can I smoke drink alcohol do I rinse after I drink can I drink soda?
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No, no, no!: A great time to quit smoking altogether! Smokers are much more likely to get a dry socket. Your body needed clotted blood as a 'bandaid' yet it's gone. Now you need the gum to grow back as fast as it can to cover the exposed bone. The gums need blood to do this job. Yet smoking shrinks blood vessels, preventing the blood to reach the gums. Do not smoke, better yet never. You'll live better. ...Read more
I got a tooth extracted monday morning and haven't smoked since last friday. Can I smoke without risking a dry socket?
No: It may be fine, but depending on the nature of the procedure, previous infection, location of extraction, the risks are not 0%. Try to refrain as long as possible. ...Read more
I had 2 teeth extracted monday at 3pm, no stitches, am I still at risk for dry socket if I smoke? My dr said 48hrs it's been 96 120 hrs at 4pm
Smoking: Smoking will increase risk of dry socket for as long as 7 days out. Smoking will slow and alter healing process, increase risk of oral, throat, pancreas, facial, lung cancer as well as stroke, heart damage kidney and liver damage, and can harm unborn. Your risk of severe damage to your body is greater than risk of dry socket. You've gone this long, please don't smoke. ...Read more
Not necessarily: You will not necessarily develop a dry socket if you smoke after extraction, but this is a terrible idea. You have bleeding tissue and you're exposing it to smoke and tar! It will definitely complicate your healing. Save money; stop smoking :). ...Read more
Not recommended: Smoking is the leading cause of dry sockets I suggest no smoking for at least additional 3 days. Use this great opportunity to stop smoking permanently. ...Read more
Really want a cigarette but I'm trying to hold out for at least 24 hours after tooth extraction. I really don't want dry socket. When can I smoke?
5 days Non-smoker: Dry sockets are most likely to develop in the first 5 days. This is among non-smokers. Smokers have higher chance of dry socket. The longer you wait, the lower the chance. Stay away from smoking for minimum 5 days, and if you can do longer it is highly advisable. Hold out forever is even better! ...Read more
If I smoke weed through my nose can I still get a dry socket? Will I know if I have/am going to have one? It's been 72 hours after surgery. 4 pulled
Probably Not: Wow. .. you're pretty serious about smoking weed if you are willing to both inhale and exhale smoke only through your nose rather than just wait a week or two. It's not clear to me whether its something specific about cigarette smoke or any smoke that increases your risk for "dry socket". Talk to your oral surgeon about it. BTW Smoking is an unhealthy delivery method for any drug. ...Read more
Written instructions after an extraction. Avoid strenuous activity to include heavy lifting. Just plan to take it easy. Avoid activities that create suction (smoking or sucking from a straw). Don't swish vigorously. Avoid alcohol ; hot beverages. A soft or liquid diet would be good.
Why not put healing ahead of the desire to smoke? ...Read more
You shouldn't: Just think about it. If you were to cut your arm, would you blow hot smoke on the cut and expect normal healing? ...Read more
What are the chances of getting dry socket if I smoke 24 hours after getting my wisdom teeth pulled out?
I had all 4 wisdom teeth extracted last friday and I'm a smoker. I was wondering if i'd be ok to smoke and not get dry socket? Or a safe way to smoke
Smoking and healing: The answer is you smoke at your own peril. It greatly impairs healing, and the postoperative course is often stormy, but self inflicted. Unfortunately, the concern over "dry socket" is overblown--patients come away thinking it as an infection, which it isn't, and mismanaging it with "new" antibiotics and pain pills is the primary reason it often persists far longer than necessary. ...Read more
I had my wisdom teeth pulled and developed a dry socket. It is currently packed with medicated gauze. Can I smoke a cigarette while it is packed?
Yes but: This may be a good time to consider your relationship with tobacco and get help with stopping. The likelihood of getting a dry socket I suspect is increased in smokers. ...Read more
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
I won't smoke, but how long till I know ive avoided dry socket, it I do end up doing it, and also I hate white stuff around my right gum is that normal?
Good for you: Great reason to quit smoking entirely. Or you can resume smoking in a week or two if you want lung/tongue/throat/larynx/gum/lip/jaw cancer, leathery skin, nicotine stained fingers, stroke, heart attack, and so money other gruesome ways to die. As to "white stuff, " probably OK but ask your Surgeon to take a look. ...Read more
It is possible: It is important to wait at least 72 hours before smoking after any dental extraction. You must realize that there are chemical toxins in cigarette smoke, which can delay the healing after a surgery, and even cause serious complications such as dry socket. Take this opportunity to stop smoking permanently. ...Read more
I had a left lower molar surgically extracted 7 days ago and smoked 2 easily yesterday and think so hard about not getting dry socket?
What is question?: If you are asking what causes a dry socket, the answer is that they are the result of the rejecdtion of a blot clot which is necessary to stimulate the bone to fill in. Smoking, alcohol, and sucking through a straw (negative pressure) can dislodge clots, but unless you have a blood problem, seven days should be an adequate amount of time to function normally. ...Read more
I was treated for dry socket Monday morning. I have refrained from smoking since then. Is it safe to smoke now? Or will my dry socket return?
Smoking: First, let's be clear on this: smoking is dangerous. Personally I would be more concerned about the chance of oral cancer, heart disease and lung damage from smoking than about dealing with a dry socket. The other things can kill you, while a dry socket only hears for awhile. Once a dry socket begins to heal, you're probably safe but smoking can still delay healing. ...Read more
Not recommended: The National Health Service advice is to not smoke for at least 24-72 hours after any dental extraction, including the extraction of wisdom teeth. I always suggest to my patients who are smokers to take advantage of the fact that they had surgery in their mouths to quit smoking. I have convinced a few. Good luck. ...Read more
I've had a tooth extraction 10 days ago. Is it safe enough to smoke again? &can a dry socket form 10 days after an extraction?
Smoking, Never Safe: The risk of dry socket or other complications after 10 days is very low. Regardless of age or health status, dental procedure there is no safe or risk-free level of smoke exposure. This a great opportunity to stop smoking permanently. ...Read more
I just got 2 wisdom teeth taken out along with another tooth 2 days ago. I'm a smoker and worried about dry socket. What are the 1st symptoms?
Smoking Kills: It seems as though you understand that there will be symptoms if you smoke. The answer to your question is to not smoke at this time. The body wants to heal itself, but a dry socket is evidence that you are getting in the way. Do not smoke until the doctor who removed your teeth says that your sockets have healed. Keep your mouth clean and rinse with warm salt water to promote proper healing! ...Read more
1 week: 1 week is usually good. However, if you can quit for 1 week, stop all together, your lungs will thank you. ...Read more
I extracted 2 wisdom teeth 8 days ago. No complications. Is it safe to smoke or can a dry socket still develope?
No no no: You did not learn. It is never ever ever safe to smoke. You won't see the bad effects immediately except for the social shunning you will have to endure from your former friends. The shortness of breath and difficulty exercising will be subtle at first and then the serious diseases such as emphysema and lung cancer will show up and you'll regret it and promise to change but too late. .. ...Read more
I had 4 wisdom teeth removed today. I can't help but smoke. What can I do to prevent dry socket. Will Stitch's help? I'm just very paranoid and worry
Explain: Explain your dilemma to your specialist Oral Surgeon and ask this question of him/her. The Surgeon will do everything possible to expedite your healing process, despite the fact that you are doing everything you can to interfere with healing. Smoking will dramatically increase risk of complications, and in the long run will probably kill you. Now would b e the perfect time to man up and quit. ...Read more
4dys after wisdom teeth extraction. I see no blood clots n don't have dry socket. Only canker sores and stiff jaw. Could it be ok for me to smoke?
Wisdom teeth: It is never a good idea to smoke. Since you have not smoked for 4 days, use this as your start to quit. If you want to smoke you will smoke. ...Read more
Yes, it is possible: It is possible to develop a dry socket after one week, but it is on the late side. See your surgeon/dentist for post-op eval. ...Read more
Very unlikely: Dry sockets usually occur 2-4 days following the extraction. If you have any pain or problems, see the dentist who removed your tooth for an evaluation. ...Read more
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