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Alcohol after wisdom tooth extraction
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Alcohol after wisdom tooth extraction

Hi.
I had one upper wisdom tooth removed at my dentists office two days ago.  It was fairly simple straight pull extraction he did in his office.  I have no swelling, virtually no pain and am not on any painkillers whatsoever.  My question is I want to enjoy a couple glasses of wine with my dinner but my dentist said not to drink any alcohol.  I have read to wait several days as it could cause the blood clot to dissinegrate and i could get a dry socket.  I have had one before when my lower tooth was removed, of course that was a very difficult extraction, the surgeon had to cut it up into pieces and left a big hole.  What is your advice?
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