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What can happen from smoking after wisdom teeth removal?

What can happen from smoking after wisdom teeth removal?

Slow healing : Most common is a "dry socket". The extraction sites dont blood clot property . Can become a more painful and slower healing circumstance . Try and go 24 hours with out smoking after extractions. ...Read more

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Dr. Cornelius O'Leary Jr
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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


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Is it safe to be smoking after wisdom teeth removal?

Is it safe to be smoking after wisdom teeth removal?

No: No. Increases risk of dry socket and delayed healing. Smoking also not good in general. Make sure your wisdom teeth are evaluated and treated by an oral surgeon. ...Read more

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Should i be smoking after wisdom teeth extraction?

Should i be smoking after wisdom teeth extraction?

No: No. Increases risk of dry socket and delayed healing. For best results, make sure you are evaluated and treated by an oral surgeon. ...Read more

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When can I start smoking again after wisdom teeth removal?

When can I start smoking again after wisdom teeth removal?

Depends: Depends but in general you can do as you wish and at your own risk. Smoking will hamper your healing and possibly cause you more pain than normal so I would advise not smoking for at least 48hrs to help ensure a proper clot is formed. ...Read more

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Is it okay to be smoking after having wisdom teeth removed?

Is it okay to be smoking after having wisdom teeth removed?

Would not advise it: Smoking following the removal of a tooth can result in a dry socket or alveolitis, where the blood clot is disrupted or dislodged resulting in some level of discomfort and a foul taste. ...Read more

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Does smoking pot before wisdom teeth removal safely reduce the effects of anethesia?

Does smoking pot before wisdom teeth removal safely reduce the effects of anethesia?

NO: You definitely do not want to smoke pot before getting wisdom teeth removed. The smoke actually irritates your lungs and airways (that's why you cough when smoking) and can make anesthesia more dangerous. In addition, it is a depressant, so it makes it hard to guess drug interactions. The only medicine used for anesthesia is what the doctor gives. ...Read more

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Wisdom teeth out 3 days ago-should i be smoking/drinking?

Wisdom teeth out 3 days ago-should i be smoking/drinking?

Not "wise" ;-): You should avoid smoking for the first week and if you are taking medications then i would avoid alcohol too. ...Read more

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I got my wisdom teeth out Thursday and i started smoking again Monday. Will a dry socket still occur?

It is possible: In my practice the usual time frame I see dry sockets occurring is within the first 2-5 days following surgery. You are within that window where a dry socket can occur. The amount you smoke, as well as other activities may increase the risk. ...Read more

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How long after getting wisdom teeth removed is smoking cigarettes okay?

How long after getting wisdom teeth removed is smoking cigarettes okay?

Week: After a week, healing should not be affected. You can maximize your results by evaluation and treatment by oral surgeon. ...Read more

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