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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?

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Dr. Thomas Yash
Dentistry
2 doctors agree

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
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Dr. Scott Bobbitt
Dentistry
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Yes and no

The clotting "process" stabilizes a wound during the initial healing period.
Having a drink will not affect the clotting at 7 days. Alcohol can interfere/interact with pain control and some antibiotics. Don't over-indulge and check with your doc or pharmacist about medication interactions.

In brief: Yes and no

The clotting "process" stabilizes a wound during the initial healing period.
Having a drink will not affect the clotting at 7 days. Alcohol can interfere/interact with pain control and some antibiotics. Don't over-indulge and check with your doc or pharmacist about medication interactions.
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