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Tooth Extraction And Alcohol
No smoking: Do not smoke after wisdom tooth extraction. You increase the chance of very painful dry socket. Follow the directions from the dentist or oral surgeon that did the extraction. Eat a soft diet, drinking is ok but avoid alcohol while taking pain medications. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Postop alcohol: This is a surprisingly common questions. You should not drink alcohol if you're taking any narcotic pain medicine. Also, you should avoid any carbonated beverages such as beer for at least a week after wisdom tooth surgery. Otherwise, moderate alcohol consumption doesn't interfere with wound healing. ...Read more
Preop/Postop ins: These matters should be explained in your post op instruction, i.e. What to do after the surgery... Eat balance meal. Soft food preferably on the first day. Avoid nut, taco, chips, and sharp food that may injure the inflamed tissue. Take a lot of fluid. Keep the surgical area clean. Call your dentist. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Tooth extraction: impossible to answer without a visual examnation and additional information. Make an appointment to have it examined by your dentist or the surgeon to did the extraction. Also, make sure you follow the post-op instructions and keep all follow-up appointments. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: But, not to quickly after the surgery. You want to be careful not to disturb the open sockets too soon as the clotting that occurs is part of the healing process. Vigorous rinsing can remove this clot and result in healing problems. After the clot is stable, rinsing with salt water helps with healing and keeping the area clean. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Should be fine: Kefir is a milk product with live bacterial culture. Many doctors prescribe antibiotics that protect from infection after wisdom tooth extraction. You may find that these probiotic bacteria improve your digestive regularity or prevent yeast overgrowth. The bacteria present shouldn't cause an infection and should be fine to drink. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
3 wisdom tooth extractrd and a molar tooth bone grafted also 6 weeks ago. Can flossing shift teeth positions?
Root canal or tooth extraction and health. What are chronic problems associated with root canals or tooth extractions?
Usually none. : Usually no chronic problems are associated with root canal therapy. However, if you extract a tooth & do not replace it, then you may have drifting, shifting, and malocclusion of your other teeth. This could be considered a chronic complication of unreplaced extracted teeth. If root canals are done properly and subsequently restored, chronic conditions are not normally found . Take care... ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
At least 24 hrs.: You might have been given Rx and if they warn against alcohol - that needs to be heeded. Also, you need to wait till a clot forms to eat or drink anything. Avoid a straw to prevent dry socket. Ask your dentist about all this - it's not the alcohol per se, but always be moderate. Call their office to inquire. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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