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How long after an oral extraction should you wait to drink alcohol?

How long after an oral extraction should you wait to drink alcohol?

Depends: Probably should wait at least until you are no longer on medications related to the tooth extraction, like antibiotics or pain medications. Pain medications and alcohol definitely do not mix. ...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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How long do I have to wait to drink alcohol after tooth extraction?

How long do I have to wait to drink alcohol after tooth extraction?

24 hours: After extracting a tooth or following any type of surgery in your mouth, it is advisable to wait at least 24 hours before having an alcoholic beverage. This would allow the blood clot to develop well, where the surgery was carried out. However if you were prescribed an antibiotic or pain medication then no alcohol use until the prescription is completed. ...Read more

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How long do I have to wait to drink alcohol after wisdom teeth extraction?

How long do I have to wait to drink alcohol after wisdom teeth extraction?

Wait a while: Mixing alchohol with narcotics is a recipe for disaster. If you were put to sleep for the procedure, the medications will still be in your system until metabolized. ...Read more

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How long before it's safe to drink alcohol after tooth extraction?

How long before it's safe to drink alcohol after tooth extraction?

Wait 72 hours: As long as you are not taking any medications like opioids or antibiotics. After 72 hours you should be able to consume alcohol responsibly. ...Read more

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When is the soonest after tooth extraction can I drink alcohol?

When is the soonest after tooth extraction can I drink alcohol?

24-48 hours: After extracting a tooth or following any type of oral surgery in your mouth, it is advisable to wait at least 24-48 hours before having an alcoholic beverage. Also alcohol may interfere with any medications that were prescribed. ...Read more

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Wisdoms tooth extraction, can I drink alcohol 2 days later?

Wisdoms tooth extraction, can I drink alcohol 2 days later?

Not recommended: If no complications, you should have a stable clot after 24-48 hours following extractions, so after 3-4 days you can consume alcohol in moderation. ...Read more

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I just had my stitches removed from tooth extraction. Thank god. So the question is can I drink alcohol again?

I just had my stitches removed from tooth extraction. Thank god. So the question is can I drink alcohol again?

Likely: Ask the surgeon to be sure, but you should be ok for alcohol -- in moderation. If it feels bad at extraction sites, then stop and give it a few more days. Good luck. ...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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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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Wanted to know if i can drink alcohol 5 days after wisdom teeth extraction?

Yes: That should not be a problem. Anything other than beer / wine may irritate the healing tissues, so be mindful of this. ...Read more

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Can i drink alcohol 7 or more days after a tooth extraction?I heard that alcohol could disrupt the blood clotting process?

Can i drink alcohol 7 or more days after a tooth extraction?I heard that alcohol could disrupt the blood clotting process?

Yes: Drinking of alcohol has a small effect on your blood clotting ability. Alcohol and pain medication(narcotics) should not be taken at the same time. Alcohol may influence any pre-medication or sedation given before and during the surgery. Therefore, it is best to wait for a few days and till after you are off any pain meds. ...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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How long should you wait to drink alcohol after taking hydrocodene ?

Hydrocodone and alco: Simply put when you take any opioid you should not drink alcohol, drive or operate machinery. From a safety point of view i would wait 24 hrs from the last pill taken before taking alcohol. Different md's have different views - i tend to be a little more strict and cautious. ...Read more

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How long should you wait to drink alcohol after taking a vicodin?

Do not mix: You should not take any alcohol while you are taking opioids (like vicodin). Both depress the central nervous system and can be a dangerous combination. ...Read more

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How long should you wait to drink alcohol after taking allergy pills?

How long should you wait to drink alcohol after taking allergy pills?

Never: Most over-the counter allergy pills can cause some amount of sedation. Even "non-sedating antihistamines " such as Claritin (loratadine) or Allegra make some people drowsy. Since both alcohol and antihistamines can impair mental funtioning and reactions times, it is never advisable to mix these medications. ...Read more

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