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Can i smoke after wisdom teeth extraction ?

18 , 6 foot 5 , 105 kgs , how long after getting all 4 of my wisdom teeth out can i have a ciggarette
Asked On : Thu, 21 Apr 2011
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Dentist 's  Response
Hello and thank you for your question.
I would hold off on smoking a cigarette for at least two weeks from the time of the extraction. As a health care provider I would encourage you to quit smoking before the time of the appointment to help reduce the risk of post operative complications, and to remain that way.

Your body heals by forming a blood clot which is a matrix for the healing tissue and bone to form on. Cigarettes affect this in many ways, the suction you form on the cigarette itself can pull the clot from the socket and cause dry socket. The smoke is hot and irritating which can cause pain, delayed healing and also dry socket. The chemicals in cigarettes causes vasoconstriction, since the mouth heals through microvasculature, vasoconstriction can cut blood supply to the healing site and delay the healing or even cause failure of the clot from progressively healing leading to once again: dry socket. I have to disagree with Dr. Rajinder Bajoria, there are plenty of documented and well researched correlations between smoking and complications post oral surgery.

Healing of the socket typically takes a good two weeks. But remember it takes a year for the healing to really succeed. There are documented cases of people developing infections in their third molar sites a year from the time of the surgery. The initial healing is what most people notice which is within the first few weeks. The rest goes undetected.

Best Wishes and good health

Dr. Ward
Answered: Thu, 11 Oct 2012
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Dentist Dr. Neha Gupta's  Response
Hello,
I am Dr.Neha Gupta (dentist) and am glad to address to your query here.

you have to wait for at least 10 days

as cigarette has suction action so it is not advisable which can pull the blood clot out giving you an infection call dry socket and necrosis.

cigarette contains some chemical toxins that delay healing

Take care and please keep me informed of your progress at healthcaremagic through my profile directly.
Regards
Answered: Tue, 12 Mar 2013
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Dentist Dr. Neha Sumra's  Response
Hello
Welcome to HCM
I would like to tell you that after tooth extraction, a blood clot slowly forms in the hole left in the bone by the removed tooth. This blood cloth is the initial phase of the healing process. The blood clot’s formation can be slowed down when a person smokes, either from the suction done during the smoking action, or from the chemical toxins that come from a cigarette. This can lead to complications such as a dry socket, which is a temporary and very painful condition that occurs when the blood clot forms slowly.

It is therefore recommended to wait at least 48 to 72 hours before smoking after a dental extraction. Smoking is very bad for someone’s health and stopping completely is mostly recommended.

Take Care
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Dr.Neha
Answered: Wed, 10 Oct 2012
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Dentist, Periodontics Dr. Saumya Khanna's  Response
hi, its is not advisable that you smoke till the extraction sites are completely healed which will take minimum 2 weeks after the last extraction, otherwise the smoke can cause delayed healing and necrosis of blood clot. Smoking overall has a very harmful effect on mouth try a deaddiction chewing gum which contains nicotine to get rid of this habit.
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Answered: Fri, 12 Oct 2012
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Dentist Dr. Inderpreet Singh's  Response
it is advisable to avoid smoking till the extraction socket heals. smoking reduces the signs of inflammation as well as reduces the body's ability to cope with stress and wisdom tooth extraction is a minor surgery at least.
Answered: Fri, 12 Oct 2012
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Dentist Dr. Bindiya Bhaskar's  Response
helo,
please avoid smoking until the socket heals.smoking affects healing process.the chemicals like nicotine in cigarette retards healing of extraction socket.
i would also advice you to quit the smoking habit as iit can cause lung cancer ,squamous cell carcinoma,stomatitis nicotina etc.
also take the antibiotics and analgesics regularly to enhance healing.
betadine irrigation of the socket will help to heal it fast.also you can use heat-cold therapy simultaneously.
take care
Answered: Fri, 12 Oct 2012
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Orthopaedic Surgeon, Joint Replacement Dr. Saurabh Gupta's  Response
Feb 2014
Hello,
Thanks for posting your query,
It is therefore recommended to wait at least 48 to 72 hours before smoking after a dental extraction. Smoking is very bad for someone’s health and stopping completely is mostly recommended. The reason you shouldn't smoke is because of the sucking action, which can pull the blood clot out giving you an infection call dry socket .
The blood clot’s formation can be slowed down when a person smokes, either from the suction done during the smoking action, or from the chemical toxins that come from a cigarette.
I hope this information has been both informative and helpful
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Answered: Sun, 10 Mar 2013
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Dentist, Periodontics Dr. Arati C Koregol's  Response
HI
yes .you must stop smoking after extraction, as it causes delayed healing and may lead to infection of the extracted socket.
so try quit smoking as you know it has bad effects on other organs of your body.
take care
Answered: Thu, 22 Mar 2012
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Dentist Dr. Qazi Ammara's  Response
hi,
thanks for asking the query,
i would advice to avoid smoking , as this may delay the healing procedure and lead to postoperative complications . it can lead to a condition called as dry socket which is painful and requires atleast two weeks to heel.
regards.
Answered: Fri, 8 Mar 2013
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Dentist, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Dr. Manish Gupta's  Response
Hello
Well after getting any extraction done it is advisable to restrain from smoking for some 5-7 days cause there are evidences suggesting that smoking increases the chances of infection and delays healing...
although better try to give up smoking as it surely is harmful for your general health..
tc!
Answered: Fri, 22 Apr 2011
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General Surgeon Dr. Rajinder Bajoria's  Response
Hello
Welcome to health care magic forum
there is no correlation between wisdom teeth & cigarette smoking
Wish you good health
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Answered: Thu, 21 Apr 2011
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Dentist Dr. E. Bharathikannan's  Response
hello,
your wisdom tooth will come out by 18 to 23 years of age if adequate space is available for eruption and if it is in right position.but it has no connection with wisdom eruption. anyhow it is not adviseable to follow a habit of smoking. please quit it since it has various bad effects including causing cancer. take care.
Answered: Thu, 21 Apr 2011
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Dentist, Endodontics Dr. Manisha Rao's  Response
Hi, please postpone smoking for a few days after extraction because smoking irritates the wound and causes a delay in healing. Take care!
Answered: Wed, 22 Feb 2012
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