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I got my wisdom teeth removed today. I'm a smoker too though. I'm afraid to smoke a cigarette. how long should I wait?

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30 years

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your funny.
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I'm actually quite serious. I smoked up until 2 years ago and what it got me what shortness of breath, an inability to handle physical exertion and lots of $$$$ down the tubes. I still miss my ciggies but since I gave it up and started saving the cash I would have spent I have spent a week in the mountains, am cruising to the Bahamas next month and renovated my master bath. Hubby gave them up this past march and has already saved enough to buy two new guns, he has also quit hacking his lungs up every morning and can actually breathe unlike his brother who ended up in an oxygen tank.
Seriously man, give them up.
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well I wasn't planning on living long in the first place. I have a hole in my heart which leads to seizures, heart attacks and strokes. there is nothing they can do about the hole in my heart at my age( I'm 15) so I'm screwed besides. I do.t smoke that much so itdoesnt cost me that much at all. I still thank you for your concern.
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Sorry to hear it but I have a niece who was supposed to be dead by 10. She's now 34. Never give up!
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Really as long as you can (at least a day or so if possible). The issue is that if you are taking a drag on your cigarette, you can cause the clots that have formed to break up, and you'll start bleeding again. Not to mention a worse chance for infection.

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ok. thank you. I just had the surgery today at 11:30 I didn't have one all day before that. plus my parents left me home alone and went to do something so I was thinking about smoking but I was afraid it might mess something up.
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You should wait your entire life before you smoke again-- you'll live longer:)
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well I enjoy smoking. it calms me down and helps with physical pain. plus it releases stress the best way I know how.
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Pack your mouth with the cotton they gave you and then smoke very carefully.
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As long as you can take it ...

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motivation to quit?

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I've been trying to quit for a little bit now. I'm counting down on every week how many I smoke
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A while. I smoked soon as I got out. I ended up with dry socket. It hurt!! They had to cut my gums open and shove gauzes in my gums. That hurt!

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Don't smoke

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I just recently had mine removed and my dentist said to wait 3 days before smoking, only because nicotine makes it longer to heal.

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You can't smoke for at least 24 or 48 hours. They should have given you a detailed list of what to avoid. Any kind of suction motion can cause the clot to loosen which can lead to dry socket. Apparently, that's very painful. I'm glad I never got that.

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well my parents have that list plus I told the dentist I didn't smoke because my parents were in the room and they don't know.
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Well, then you need to look at the list. How is it they won't even let you see the list? What if you happen to drink something from a straw? Same suction as a cigarette.
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At least 24 hours! If you smoke you'll get dry socket & let me tell you, that hurts! You don't want it, it'll hurt from time to time forever!

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thanks. what is dry socket?
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Wait about TEN YEARS, by then you won't want one

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