I had 20 teeth pulled 29 hours ago. When can I smoke again? I have heard anything from 24 hours to a week. My dentist said 48 hours. Would one cigarette now to calm my nerves hurt?

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  • Dr.Ritz

    Dr.Ritz 17 - March - 2013, at 08:43 AM

  • No it is not recommended to do smoke atleast for minimum 48 hours as it can dislodge the clot and you may end up having dry socket which is very painful condition and healing can be delayed. You have got 20 teeth pulled out and you need to take precaution for longer duration. For more info on dos and dont's after tooth extraction you can read this article in our website..... http://www.identalhub.com/article_do's-and-don'ts-after-tooth-extraction-153.aspx

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