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

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Dr. Richard Ruden
Dentistry
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
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In brief: Try to Wait a Week

You should not drink alcohol when you are taking pain meds due to added effects, that can threaten your health.
The alcohol (in liquor, beer, wine and many commercial mouthwashes) dehydrates the healing wound extraction site and delays healing.

In brief: Try to Wait a Week

You should not drink alcohol when you are taking pain meds due to added effects, that can threaten your health.
The alcohol (in liquor, beer, wine and many commercial mouthwashes) dehydrates the healing wound extraction site and delays healing.
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