As a general rule of thumb, you shouldn’t have any alcohol within 24 -48 hours of having a tooth extracted . Really, this goes for any type of surgery , and for many of the same reasons. You’ll still be under the affect of the anesthetic, and may slow down your body’s ability to heal after the surgery (see below).
A common question we get is how long one should wait to have an alcoholic beverage after having had oral surgery done. It is recommended to wait at least 48 hours before resuming alcohol consumption. After surgery, especially for the first 24 hours , it is advised that you take this opportunity to relax and recover.
Avoid alcoholic beverages or mouthwash containing alcohol for 24 hours. Limit strenuous activity for 24 hours after the extraction . This will reduce bleeding and help the blood clot to form.
Beverages. Drink lots of water after the surgery . Don’t drink alcoholic , caffeinated, carbonated or hot beverages in the first 24 hours. Don’t drink with a straw for at least a week because the sucking action can dislodge the blood clot from the socket.
Drinking alcohol can increase the chances of developing a dry socket. When a tooth is extracted , a blood clot is formed in the area from where the tooth is removed. The blood clot covers the nerves and stops bacteria from forming. Alcohol can stop blood clot formation or can dislodge it, which can cause a dry socket.
2. Avoid smoking and tobacco Switch to a nicotine patch. Wait at least 48 hours after your surgery before smoking . Ask your dentist for stitches on your surgery site. Keep gauze in place over your socket while smoking . Avoid nicotine gum or chewing tobacco. When you’d normally smoke , distract yourself with a new habit.
How to recover from oral surgery Take it easy. Rest at home, avoiding physical activity. Use ice. Apply ice packs to your face for 15 minutes on and then 15 minutes off to keep swelling down. Eat soft foods. Take prescribed antibiotics. Keep your mouth clean. Brush carefully. Eat foods rich in vitamin A and C.
This risk is present until you’re fully healed, which may take 7 to 10 days in many cases. Dry socket occurs when the blood clot that should have formed in the socket after your extraction is either accidentally removed or never formed in the first place. Dry socket is no longer a risk once the site is healed.
If your tooth being extracted is small, or only has a single root, the hole it leaves behind will close relatively quickly, in around 7 days. Complete healing will take approximately 1 additional week.
If the toothache is unbearable and you wish to numb the pain , squishing alcohol can be a good idea! Yes, you read that right. Whiskey , scotch, and vodka can help in killing the germs and numbing the area near the tooth .
However, after wisdom teeth removal, it is best to wait at least 24 to 48 hours before drinking any soda . The carbonation bubbles in soda can dislodge the blood clot needed to heal, making your recovery process longer and more painful.
Two weeks after the procedure, most people feel well enough to go back to their normal diet . Provided there was no complication you can resume eating more solid foods .
Do not drink sodas or anything acidic ( orange juice , lemonade, etc.) for the first 7 days after surgery . Do not drink through straws, smoke, or vape for the first 7 days after surgery . Do not eat hard or crunchy foods.
Avoid carbonated beverages immediately following your tooth extraction procedure, including sodas and seltzer water. Diet Coke will still be there waiting for you in a few days when your jaw is fully healed! After your procedure, focus on drinking lots of water to facilitate healing and stay hydrated.
How Long Does Dental Anesthesia Last? According to the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists, after being administered, anesthesia can stay in your system for up to 24 hours even if the numbing effects wear off. Drinking alcohol is not recommended for at least a day.