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I am having impacted wisdom tooth and cyst out 2moro general anthestic wil it be ok to have a smoke a couple of hours before, if not why? Thanks

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Dr. Diane Stacey
Dentistry
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Smoking b4 trtment

Smoking decreases the ability of the soft tissues of the mouth to heal.
Introducing a strong irritant such as cigarette smoke just prior to tooth extraction is ill advised.

In brief: Smoking b4 trtment

Smoking decreases the ability of the soft tissues of the mouth to heal.
Introducing a strong irritant such as cigarette smoke just prior to tooth extraction is ill advised.
Dr. Diane Stacey
Dr. Diane Stacey
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1 doctor agrees

In brief: No smoking

Smoking increases the risks of the anesthetic due to nicotine and carbon monoxide levels in the blood.
Stopping 24 hours before your surgery increases oxygen and blood flow dramatically, which speeds healing.

In brief: No smoking

Smoking increases the risks of the anesthetic due to nicotine and carbon monoxide levels in the blood.
Stopping 24 hours before your surgery increases oxygen and blood flow dramatically, which speeds healing.
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
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Dr. David Ostreicher
Dentistry - Orthodontics
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Not a good idea

The heat and chemicals of the smoke might irritate the open wound.

In brief: Not a good idea

The heat and chemicals of the smoke might irritate the open wound.
Dr. David Ostreicher
Dr. David Ostreicher
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Dr. Robert Gilardetti
Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial

In brief: No

Smoking decreases your ability to clear mucous from the pulmonary tract by decreasing ciliary action ( small hairs that beat back and forth to sweep away mucous).
It is best to refrain from smoking during the perioperative period (for several days before and after surgery). There are a variety of other reasons to not smoke as well. Smoking impairs healing and promotes infection. Time to quit!

In brief: No

Smoking decreases your ability to clear mucous from the pulmonary tract by decreasing ciliary action ( small hairs that beat back and forth to sweep away mucous).
It is best to refrain from smoking during the perioperative period (for several days before and after surgery). There are a variety of other reasons to not smoke as well. Smoking impairs healing and promotes infection. Time to quit!
Dr. Robert Gilardetti
Dr. Robert Gilardetti
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