Safe to start smoking this soon after getting my wisdom teeth pulled?

iParis

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And by smoking I don't mean cigarettes, I mean pot. I got all four of my wisdom teeth out Tuesday morning around 10am. If it's Friday now, would it be a bad idea for me to try smoking out of a pipe later tonight? I can tell a bong is definitely a bad idea as that would require to much pulling, but I think I'll be okay now if I just gently hit a pipe that was freshly cleaned. I'm not bleeding anymore and I believe my stitches are almost done dissolving. Just in case, I'd put some wet gauze or toilet paper over the surgical sites and wash my mouth out with salt water afterward. I took a couple hits from a join last night via that method and felt fine as well as the night before having one of my friends blow the smoke into my mouth and I just slowly inhaled it, but I was being insanely careful. Any suggestions based on experience?

Thank you!
 

Carlanga

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I wouldn't put toilet paper on top of a wound in a place of high bacteria content like your mouth. ;)
 

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You made it two whole days without pot?
A true example of stoicism if there ever was one. Dude's a trooper, man.

And to get on topic, yeah, you can. I was smoking cigarettes a few hours after getting mine removed. So long as you only lightly inhale so you don't create enough negative pressure in your mouth to suck the clots out of your sockets, you should be alright.

...though I don't recommend it. From what I hear, getting a dry socket will very quickly redefine your personal definition of pain.
 

iParis

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Eh, I've gone a few days. I just, I like it. A lot. Ha. That's a dumb excuse or way to say it. I didn't smoke as much until I started working at a call center and as I've had off these past several days for recovery it's been easier not to smoke. And it'd be fresh toilet paper, obviously. XD I'd use gauze, but I ran out last night. Dx
 
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iParis

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A true example of stoicism if there ever was one. Dude's a trooper, man.

And to get on topic, yeah, you can. I was smoking cigarettes a few hours after getting mine removed. So long as you only lightly inhale so you don't create enough negative pressure in your mouth to suck the clots out of your sockets, you should be alright.

...though I don't recommend it. From what I hear, getting a dry socket will very quickly redefine your personal definition of pain.
Thanks for the input, haha. I tried buying a THC tincture, but that's not nearly the same at all and I can't tell if it's even doing anything. I just know it'll help the time I'm still in pain go by faster. I'd prefer weed over hydros any day. How long after you got them out would you say you were eating without any pain whatsoever?
 

musicjunky

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At time like these, you gotta have go with painkillers instead :cool:

Not endorsing drug abuse.
 

Renzatic

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Thanks for the input, haha. I tried buying a THC tincture, but that's not nearly the same at all and I can't tell if it's even doing anything. I just know it'll help the time I'm still in pain go by faster. I'd prefer weed over hydros any day. How long after you got them out would you say you were eating without any pain whatsoever?
I can't quite remember, since it all happened so many years ago. But on a guesstimation, I'd say I was eating normally roughly a week after the surgery. Not too long.

I actually scarfed down a bacon cheeseburger the night after my surgery. In retrospect, I was taking near suicidal chances, but I was able to do it so long as I ate slowly, and chewed with the front of my mouth.

And let me tell you, after 2 days of consuming nothing but water, it was the most delicious thing I've ever had in my life.
 

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Thanks for the input, haha. I tried buying a THC tincture, but that's not nearly the same at all and I can't tell if it's even doing anything. I just know it'll help the time I'm still in pain go by faster. I'd prefer weed over hydros any day. How long after you got them out would you say you were eating without any pain whatsoever?
You're fine, I was blazing up the same day of my surgery. Also, it takes a while before you can truly eat normally again. I was getting good stuck in the holes where my wisdom teeth used to be for like 2 months after the surgery.
 

mobilehaathi

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Just make an extraction with some fatty compound and eat/drink/swallow that.

If you dislike this mode of consumption, surely you can abstain from smoking until your wounds heal?
 

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Just don't pull too hard. There's like a blob of blood where the teeth were that's like hardening and filling the whole. Pulling too hard may pull it out and disturb the healing process (this would be bad, can lead to infections).
 

Renzatic

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Exactly what I was thinking! Just use the two days you have been off it to kick start a break from the stuff. It's not doing you any favours in the long run.
THIS!

When I got my wisdoms pulled, I was smoking cigarettes for...maybe...7 months by that point. In retrospect, I wish I used the time I was zonked out as a first step towards quitting entirely.

But now? Here I am. 15 years later, completely worn out on smoking, and slowly, slowly, SLLOOOOWWWLLLYY building up the willpower to quit.

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Just don't pull too hard. There's like a blob of blood where the teeth were that's like hardening and filling the whole. Pulling too hard may pull it out and disturb the healing process (this would be bad, can lead to infections).
Yeah. That's the dry sockets I was talking about up above. Infections would be the least of his worry were that to happen. From what I've heard, breathing in makes it feel like someone is stabbing something sharp deep into your jaw and twisting every time a current of air caresses all those exposed nerve endings.
 

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Use a vaporiser to reduce the chance of dry socket. But after 3 or so days you should be fine to blaze away.
 

iParis

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Well definitely smoked yesterday and it was four days later. I also read in my little pamphlet that if I am to smoke to /not/ put gauze in my mouth. Dx It's actually felt better than the other times I was just breathing in the smoke with gauze. It didn't cause a dry socket. The left side of my mouth hurts more than my right and looks like there's more done on that side so I get worried I have a dry socket, but then my friends told me if I did it would hurt way more and that it's just my mouth and gums still healing and the two sides of my mouth won't heal at the same rate.

Bleh. I hate this. I'm moving to Manhattan on the 11th and don't want this to still be bothering me then. >.<

Use a vaporiser to reduce the chance of dry socket. But after 3 or so days you should be fine to blaze away.
I would have done so, but didn't want to buy any new smoking tools since I'm moving to across the country via plane in a week. Eh, yesterday marked the fourth day. I should stop worrying.
 

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And by smoking I don't mean cigarettes, I mean pot. I got all four of my wisdom teeth out Tuesday morning around 10am. If it's Friday now, would it be a bad idea for me to try smoking out of a pipe later tonight? I can tell a bong is definitely a bad idea as that would require to much pulling, but I think I'll be okay now if I just gently hit a pipe that was freshly cleaned. I'm not bleeding anymore and I believe my stitches are almost done dissolving. Just in case, I'd put some wet gauze or toilet paper over the surgical sites and wash my mouth out with salt water afterward. I took a couple hits from a join last night via that method and felt fine as well as the night before having one of my friends blow the smoke into my mouth and I just slowly inhaled it, but I was being insanely careful. Any suggestions based on experience?

Thank you!
I was smoking ciggs and weed(paper and pipe) right after all 4 of mines got taken out in the military. I wouldn't advise to do the same though.

BTW ... I never got stitches for my wisdoms being taken out. If it was bad enough that you needed stitches, I wouldn't mess around.
 

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Good grief, you can't go a few days with out?:rolleyes:
Exactly the same question occurred to me.

My reaction upon reading this:

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I couldn't agree more.

Seriously, this is a thread which is breath-taking in its premise. I was flabbergasted when I read the thread title and the initial post from the OP. In a country where affordable and accessible health care remains somewhat contentious, the OP asks - a mere three days after comprehensive dental surgery where all four wisdom teeth were removed - whether it is 'safe' to start smoking weed?

To the OP: Have you taken complete leave of your senses that you would even think if asking such a question? More to the point, have you no sense of of the need to take some sort of - any sort - of even exceedingly limited personal responsibility for the state of your health?

For most of recorded history, most people had no access to meaningful health care. Indeed, much of the world still lacks access to meaningful health care. For that matter, a significant percentage of the population of the US lacks access to affordable meaningful health care.

And, while some say smoking even nicotine relaxes you, and smoking weed can transport you to a state of blithe benign bliss, there are those of us who are churlish enough to point out that sepsis can kill.

Exposing unhealed wounds to carcinogens - to anything which might delay or impede the healing process - is not only witless, clueless and moronic behaviour, it is also grossly irresponsible.

I'm stupefied that anyone would even think they need to ask this question of themselves, let alone ask it of an anonymous online forum.
 

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Exactly the same question occurred to me.



I couldn't agree more.

Seriously, this is a thread which is breath-taking in its premise. I was flabbergasted when I read the thread title and the initial post from the OP. In a country where affordable and accessible health care remains somewhat contentious, the OP asks - a mere three days after comprehensive dental surgery where all four wisdom teeth were removed - whether it is 'safe' to start smoking weed?

To the OP: Have you taken complete leave of your senses that you would even think if asking such a question? More to the point, have you no sense of of the need to take some sort of - any sort - of even exceedingly limited personal responsibility for the state of your health?

For most of recorded history, most people had no access to meaningful health care. Indeed, much of the world still lacks access to meaningful health care. For that matter, a significant percentage of the population of the US lacks access to affordable meaningful health care.

And, while some say smoking even nicotine relaxes you, and smoking weed can transport you to a state of blithe benign bliss, there are those of us who are churlish enough to point out that sepsis can kill.

Exposing unhealed wounds to carcinogens - to anything which might delay or impede the healing process - is not only witless, clueless and moronic behaviour, it is also grossly irresponsible.

I'm stupefied that anyone would even think they need to ask this question of themselves, let alone ask it of an anonymous online forum.
Do we really want to hamper Natural Selection in its purest iteration? Let the OP do what he wants. . .
 
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