Tuesday, October 13, 2009

When can I drink alcohol after getting my wisdom teeth removed. Is there anything I need to know?

Just got my bottom two wisdom teeth removed. I'm in a lot of pain and just wondering how long I can expect this. How long until I can drink alcohol, smoke cigarettes etc.
Answer:
DO NOT smoke or drink alcoholic beverages for at least three days follwing your surgery. smoking greatly slows the healing process and is the major cause of dry sockets, a very painful complication.
wait until the bleeding stops to drink( a day or two)... and wait until the wounds are completely healed to smoke.( a week or so)//// you might consider taking this time to quit smoking...
NEVER! WHAT ARE YOU THINKING!!! SAY NO TO DRUGS AND ALCOHOL!
It F****in' hurts .let it heal fool.
I think that if you are so badly addicted that you cannot wait until your jaw heals to have a drink then you need to spend some time in rehab for alcoholism.
The longer you don't smoke, the better. The nicotine and tar really do a number on the delicate mouth tissues and can interfere in the healing process.Also, don't drink through a straw - doing that and smoking create suction which can dislodge the blood clot that will form in the holes where your teeth were. No swishing with mouthwash, either. It's quite painful if that clot gets dislodged - you can end up with "dry socket". The directions you were given likely tell how long to avoid mouthwashes with alcohol - you could use that as a guideline for alcoholic drinks. At least a couple of days, as the alcohol could eat away at the delicate blood clot that's forming.Ibuprofen or another NSAID should help with the pain. I also highly recommend putting ice packs on. Usually on for 10 minutes, off for 10 minutes is good. It reduces swelling and helps with the pain.In a few days you should be feeling fine.Good luck!

2 comments:

  1. This is brilliant! So very clever, now lets see what else I might catch in my web of silk spirals. Thank you Will!

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