I am having 22 teeth extracted and getting immediate dentures. I am also a smoker How long after the procedure can I smoke without getting Dry Socket? And how long till I can enjoy a carbonated beverage, like soda or beer? I know there will be pain and trouble eating/speaking for a while. Any help would be great.
2. Reply to Question by chefevil
Posted: January 21, 2012 3:16 pm
I had soda the next day but I don't drink with a straw. My husband smoked the next day (actually he had a ciggie before he had the extractions done and that was advised not to be done).
1. Reply to Question by chefevil
Posted: October 29, 2011 8:01 pm
I had my remaining upper teeth extracted and an an immediate denture placed this past July. Other than on the day of the extractions and part of the next day, I did not give up my cigarette habit. I also drank diet soda right through the process, but not through a straw until the second or third week after my extractions. I did not have dry sockets. I did not have much pain -- just some discomfort and some difficulty learning to eat.
The immediate dentures (which you will be told to wear continuously for the first few days and as much as you can after that) act as a bandage for the extraction sites and reduce considerably the risk of dry sockets. Although some people have reported that carbonated beverages loosen their dentures or, in some cases, the adhesive they use on their dentures, I have not experienced this.
Smoke and drink with a bit of moderation and you will be fine.