13 doctors weighed in:

Should i be smoking after wisdom teeth extraction?

13 doctors weighed in
Dr. Louis Gallia
Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial
5 doctors agree

In brief: No

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

In brief: No

No. Increases risk of dry socket and delayed healing.
For best results, make sure you are evaluated and treated by an oral surgeon.
Dr. Louis Gallia
Dr. Louis Gallia
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Dr. Daniel Quon
Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial
4 doctors agree

In brief: No

Smoking immediately following removal of teeth compromises wound healing, and has been associated as a contributing factor in dry sockets.

In brief: No

Smoking immediately following removal of teeth compromises wound healing, and has been associated as a contributing factor in dry sockets.
Dr. Daniel Quon
Dr. Daniel Quon
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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Smoking is bad any time.
2 doctors agree

In brief: Not a good idea

Negative pressure and smoke can aggravate the blood clot which allows for healing of the bone.

In brief: Not a good idea

Negative pressure and smoke can aggravate the blood clot which allows for healing of the bone.
Dr. Charles Lockhart
Dr. Charles Lockhart
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