Wisdom teeth and alcohol
I just got my wisdom teeth out on Friday. I'm doing the whole Vicodin thing, which is working out. My friends keep asking me if I wanna drink sometime soon though. I know I shouldn't be smoking yet, and its killing me, but I'm leaing to go back to college on Friday, and I wanna get drunk with all my buddies and shit one last time. I was just wondering if there is any specific time I could start drinking after getting my wisdom teeth out. And if Beer or liquor would be better (or not as bad) for me at this point.
Originally Posted by bara
I've never heard anything about getting your wisdom teeth pulled and alcohol.
If you can eat soup and yogurt, and drink cokes safely - I see no reason alcohol would be bad. Alcohol really doesn't stay in your mouth that long, and your wisdom teeth are in the back part of your mouth so the alcohol shouldn't be any problem.
I don't think you're supposed to take alcohol after the first 24 hours (because of the anasthetic, and I'm sure any medical professional will not recommend mixing alcohol and Vicodin).
I think you should be alright to drink though.
I wouldn't do it. Drinking alcohol can possibly unclot your wounds and cause profuse bleeding to occur due to the high alcohol content in your blood, which thins it out and in turn makes it difficult to clot. You can still have a good time and not drink, just be safe and go easy on your body when it's trying to heal.
Turn on, Tune in, Drop out
I don't think it would do anything, but who knows. It might hurt though. I got drunk after I got into a fight and had a big cut on the inside of my lower lip. That shit burned like no other.
Well, I ended up drinking about 4 or 5 days after I got them out. Nothin bad happened, so I guess its safe to say that this case is closed. Thanks for the inputs though.
Originally Posted by bara
OK so - to revive this thread (sorry Admins).
I just had my wisdom teeth out on Monday (it is now Thursday night).
I'm dyin' for 3 measly things:
A glass of whiskey
But I am here due to my search in the almighty God called Google - to talk about (1) thing:
Booze & Wisdom teeth.
This morning my oral surgeon said I'm healing up well - right on schedule and "looking good".
He said I was fine to have a glass of wine on Saturday.
I figure - what's wrong with whiskey NOW? (Thurs).
The "Ishka Baha" (Gaelic = water of life = Whiskey), has soothed millions for centuries....
I started with (1) rocks glass of Jameson, lots of ice, at 7pm.
I have kept all sips to the middle of my mouth, right down the tongue & hard pallette - to avoid the tender corners of my mouth (all 4 wisdom teeth extracted, stitches removed, still raw and tender... the whole 9).
As of the time of writing this post, I have finished 6oz glass #2. (Probably about 4oz total? Hard to tell with ice).
I have had NO stinging in my mouth.
There has been no recurrance of bleeding gums or incision sites (alcohol is an anticoagulant : prevents clots).
The buzz is as usual/normal. Nothing more, nothing less.
I have not had any Vicodin (prescribed) since late last night. Mixing ain't for me.
My mouth & jaw feel pretty good, if not a little better than this time last night or earlier today.
I'm gonna come back and post again, later tonight hopefully, but DEFINATELY TOMORROW, about the 3 - 3.5 day "Extracted Wisdom Teeth + Alcohol" debate.
Great site here.
OH! And if you have the choice for Wisdom Teeth Extraction:
Go for the "sleep" option (technically called: concious sedation). This is NOT Nitrous Oxide.
Mine was Valium 10mg IV & Sodium Pentathol IV (various/titrated amounts thru surgery).
The disassociative feeling was wierd/wild/out of body/disconnected... almost unexplainable.
I thought the assisstant was holding my hand & rubbing my thumb - she told me I was actually grabbing her arse & rubbing it with my thumb (*blush*).
She was super-cool, and laughed:
"I've seen far wierder under anesthesia."
Go Sedation FTW.
Will report back soon-
Last edited by RoyDesoto; 03-27-2008 at 09:17 PM.
Yessir, I do concur with your option of getting knocked out for the operation, they give you a valium for the morning, then they gas you and when you wake up they are outta there. I had mine taken out 2 days before new years, fucking blew some serious balls.
Had 2 Jameson's on the rocks @ home as stated.
Feeling great, no problems as mentioned.
Got a call, and went out.
Had 2 more whiskeys (Powers), without issue.
Went to another bar and had (1) more Jameson, still feeling fine.
Total drinking time for (5) whiskeys - 5 hours.
I smoke cigarettes alot normally, but this week I have only smoked (1) pack since the extraction.
I smoked less than usual tonight - maybe (6) from 6pm - 12am / midnight.
Tonight, no bleeding, no "wierd" issues.
I stopped drinking about 1.5 hours ago, and have since played some video games.
My buzz is as usual, just brushed my teeth and did the salt-water rinse (just "swishing", not with the curved syringe - no food since lunch).
Still no bleeding, and no abnormal pain or discomfort or increased swelling.
I am a very regular drinker (75% dark beers, 15% whiskey, 10% Scotch, shots RARELY), I drink Sunday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday nights.
I weigh 235 pounds.
35 years old.
Will update tomorrow.
Have another follow-up/checkup appointment at 3pm.
You're a very particular person aren't you.? I like that in people. AND you have my tastes, dark beers, amber ales, golden ales, tequila, Nicaraguan Golden Rum, Gentleman Jack etc, etc.
Yeah - I am particular. Sorry for the OCD.
I just saw this as an opportunity to chart the progress of Wisdom Teeth & booze.
I couldn't find anything other than a Dentist's forum that said "Don't mix pain medication with alcohol" (duh - their typical answer).
I just thought a first person narrative describing somewhat unchartered territory, could be a valuable thread for archives.
Alot of drinkers out there - alot of wisdom teeth getting pulled. I'm not the only one wondering when they can have their first drink (or second or third, et al) after getting their teeth yanked.
I do have to say - the (2) sites on the bottom wisdom teeth extractions feel more inflamed/swollen today.
Not neccessarily painful, just "tender", more so than other days this week.
It probably is a reaction to the alcohol last night (kinda like a hangover's headache is an inflamatory process; hence anti-inflamatories helping hangovers. ie; NSAIDs like ibuprofen, Tylenol, aspirin, ketoprofen, etc.... Incidentally, for reference, Tylenol is not a great choice to fight a hangover. Tylenol is metabolized out of your body by the liver - the same as booze. Your liver would be working double-time to cleanup your bloodstream / booze & Tylenol are both fighting for your liver's resources. Aspirin and ibuprofen are better choices. Ibuprofen is metabolized by the kidneys, ASA is the kidneys as well, although now there is much evidence pointing to ASA actually inhibiting the metabolization of alcohol! ie; ASA + booze makes booze hang around in your bloodstream longer. *sigh* they'll change their minds on that in 5 years, then come back to this thinking again in 10 years).
I have an appointment/follow up in an hour & a half.
Will post back with what the doc says about my mouth.
Last edited by RoyDesoto; 03-28-2008 at 02:00 PM.
No need to be sorry, being particular is very important. I hope your appointment goes well.
Vicodin contains acetaminophen.
Originally Posted by moosifer
Correct. Bad choice.
Originally Posted by LimestoneMan
I have not mixed my pain medication with any booze, tho.
I had another follow up at 3pm today.
The Oral Surgeon was "very pleased" with how well my incisions and "pockets" were healing.
He said I am "slightly ahead of schedule".
Which made me very very happy.
He agreed that dilligent flushing of the mouth & incisions was critical to this success.
I did not tell him about my 5 whiskey evening.
He said the swelling was "lower" than it should be 4-days-post-procedure.
Could it have been the whiskey? Who knows.
All I know is, having a few drinks 3 days after (4) wisdom teeth were cut, ground, and yanked from my jaws, didn't seem to hurt a thing.
I hope this diatribe helps someone in the future.
Thanks for your patience, and interest in my babblings.
I am now going to pour myself a nice Jameson OTR.
drinking on st patricks day!
I got my wisdom teeth out 5 days ago, tomorrow will be my 6th and it's St.Patricks day! I've avoided smoking cigarettes and chronic since my surgery - it's been a task with only a few tokes a day! Due to tomorrow being St. Patty's day I would really like to drink. I was considering making jello shots to make the whole process easier on my mouth. Do you think It would be OK to go for it and drink some alcohol? - I will be sure to not go overboard; I don't want any magging!!! I'm a girl and I weigh around 100 pounds? I dont think weight would make a difference but you never know :S
I would greatly appreciate others advice and input on the situation!
I think you would be ok. Just don't mix it with the medicine that was (well probably) given to you for pain treatment. And please do go easy on the drinking.
I'm getting my wisdom teeth pulled soon and I'm confused. Do you get any valium after the surgery and what amounts of painkillers do you get after.
Llama and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamfur
I've personally not heard of people getting valium after this surgery. You'll most likely get prescribed 5-15 pills, probably either hydrocodone 5mg or 10mg or oxycodone 5mg, depending on how cool your surgeon is.
They usually give you vicodin... Which quite honestly sucks... Doesn't even begin to do the trick... I had 500 mg pills of Vikes and it didnt do anything for the pain so I never took them... Advil worked wonders and you don't have to worry about mixing the acet with it... Advil and Ice packs work the best... I am 3 days post wisdom removal and Am thinking about drinking tonight... Have already blazed 2 b's and feel fine...
My First hand Experience:
July 22, 10 a.m. Wisdom teeth removed
July 23 I stopped taking the prescribed pain medication, but continued to take my penicillin antibiotics.
July 23 evening, I took about 7 shots of vodka, 2 shots of hypnotic, and a water bottle of coconut rum and mango juice.
July 24 I feel completely fine. No bleeding, no infection, not even dry socket, despite all the things I read before hand.
Last edited by ScandalousUnicorn; 07-24-2010 at 10:47 PM.
Reason: Just so you know, I'm not an big man who has a high tolerance for alcohol
Sorry if im bringing back an old thread. I have an appointment to take out only 1 wisdom tooth out Friday morning at 845. However i turn 21 on sunday, so saturday at midnight i will be at the bar getting really drunk. Is it okay to drink after getting the wisdom tooth out, just a day and a half later.
Originally Posted by Dr. Bint
Originally Posted by My best friend Andy
yeah i called and the lady i talked to said i should be fine, just not to mix the pain meds they are gonna give me, but she also said to ask the dentist again when i go to make sure.
I blive u should avoid taking drinks as much as u can