How long after wisdom teeth removal can you smoke cigarettes?

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Devyn Johnston asked a question: How long after wisdom teeth removal can you smoke cigarettes?
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Date created: Tue, Aug 10, 2021 3:29 AM
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How long after my wisdom teeth are removed can I smoke?

  • A: Smoking after wisdom teeth extraction. Smoking in the first 5-7 days can significantly increase chances of infection or dry socket. Smoking after that up to 6-8 weeks can slow down the healing process with higher chances of infection. Smoking after 2.5 to 3 months, once the site has completely healed, is probably ok.

Though we highly recommend that patients don't smoke, we know that for most smokers, quitting is very difficult. If you must smoke after having your wisdom teeth removed, we highly advise you to wait for at least 72-hours. This will allow the socket to heal somewhat and diminish your chances of complications.

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