If you must smoke, wait for a minimum of 72 hours after your extraction, and even longer if possible.
Don’t chew tobacco for at least a week after your surgery since using any tobacco product after you’ve just had oral surgery may increase the risk of complications and delay healing.
How can I smoke and not get 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.
Can I smoke 24 hours after tooth extraction?
Can I Smoke After a Tooth Extraction? You’re going to want to stop smoking for at least 24 hours after an extraction. However, it really is best to go a full 72 hours without having a cigarette. Unfortunately, smoking delays the healing process, and it can even burst the healing blood clot, leading to a dry socket.
Can you smoke after wisdom tooth extraction?
After wisdom teeth removal, you should stop smoking for at least five days. The reason behind this is that smoking after getting your wisdom teeth out can dislodge the blood clot at the surgery site and lead to a condition known as dry socket.
Can I smoke with gauze in my mouth?
Do NOT keep placing gauze in your mouth if you are not actively bleeding. This may initiate bleeding by causing the blood clot that has formed to become dislodged. Avoid smoking for at least 8 hours ~ ideally, longer as smoking can delay healing. Take the prescribed pain medications after you have had something to eat.