DRINKING AFTER ORAL SURGERY – WISDOM TEETH & DENTAL IMPLANTS ALCOHOL Having a or placed is an experience no one really looks forward to, especially during the summertime when people are having barbecues, parties and celebrations, all of which typically have alcohol in the mix. 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. If you’ve just had an extraction done, especially, resting will help you develop blood clots thoroughly, allowing the bleeding to stop and preventing dry sockets from occurring.
Additionally, you will more than likely be prescribed pain medications after your oral surgery treatment. This could be in the form of Norco, Percocet, Vicodin, Tylenol with Codeine or ibuprofen. Consuming beer, wine, or spirits while under the influence of pain medications can be very dangerous and can result in liver failure, impaired motor function, dizziness and overdose. Another beverage people ask about post-surgery is coffee – the beloved caffeine beverage many of us consume regularly to get through the week. Luckily for coffee lovers, you are able to have coffee after your surgery, but we advise you to go w/ cold brew for the first 24 hours.
We recommend waiting at least 48 hours before consuming it at a hot temperature, but it all depends on how you’re feeling. Why? As mentioned above, right, the site that was treated will need to clot. Having anything aside from cool foods and beverages the first day will agitate the area and prevent it from healing properly.
ACIDIC DRINKS Having beverages high in citric acid such as lemonade and orange juice after oral surgery is like squirting lemon juice on an open wound on your hand – NOT FUN. The extraction and implant sites can be irritated and could lead to infection. You’re probably thinking that you can’t have anything to drink besides water and that oral surgery has taken all the fun out of your summer. Don’t fret ! There are plenty of delicious beverage alternatives you can have during your recovery period. Just to name a few:
Apple juiceSprite / 7-UpGinger AleSmoothies (without fruits that contain a lot of seeds like strawberries and raspberries)Gatorade / PoweradeMilk (for more flavor, add chocolate or strawberry syrup)
We recently started using Mio Liquid Water Enhancers in our to add a little bit of flavor to our water (Crystal Light and Dasani also have a similar product) and we love it! You can find them at the grocery store in the beverage section (and no, we are not sponsored by them – we’re just a fan of the product). : DRINKING AFTER ORAL SURGERY – WISDOM TEETH & DENTAL IMPLANTS
How long after wisdom tooth removal can I drink alcohol?
Can I drink alcohol after I’ve had my wisdom teeth removed? – After you’ve had your wisdom teeth removed, our dental team recommends avoiding any alcoholic beverages for at least 48 hours. In the first 24 hours after having your wisdom teeth removed, your mouth will need to rest and heal itself.
Can I drink Coke 5 days after tooth extraction?
Don’t: Drink Carbonated Beverages or Alcohol – Both alcohol and carbonated beverages can damage the clot in your extraction site and cause complications, so avoid drinking them for at least four days after your extraction.
Can I drink beer after tooth pulled?
Can You Drink Alcohol After a Tooth Extraction? – Short answer: no, you can’t drink alcohol after tooth extraction. After your tooth is removed, a blood clot must form in the area until granulation tissue forms, which could take about a week or more. If the blood doesn’t clot, you could get a dry socket, which can be very painful.
This condition will hinder your recovery process and require you to visit your dentist more often for treatment. Generally, you’ll need to wait about seven to ten days before drinking alcohol. While you recover, you must drink plenty of water and stay hydrated to promote faster healing. It’s worth noting that some pain medications can be dangerous if taken with alcohol.
Therefore, it’s best to wait until you no longer require painkillers before resuming alcohol use.
What can I drink 5 days after wisdom teeth removal?
The best drink to have after surgery is cold water. This is best for the oral health after the removal of your wisdom teeth.
Can I have coffee after wisdom teeth removal?
How Long After Wisdom Teeth Removal Can I Drink Coffee? – You may be waiting during the whole surgery just to drink your cup of favorite coffee, but you shouldn’t. After your wisdom tooth extraction, you should avoid consuming hot coffee, tea, and other hot drinks for 24-48 hours.