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Steve

I had #18 tooth pulled last Thursday (9-12-13) and Im a smoker. The hole is quite deep from where the tooth had once been. And looking at pictures of dry socket across the internet it was difficult to tell if mine was going to be OK or not. They say you'll know by the pain, and Im sure thats true--my pain never hit more than a 3 post-op.
Also, I did smoke. Right after the surgery in fact. Two things about smoking:
1) I reasoned that if I was biting down on gauze over the extraction site whilst drawing on a cigarette it should be protected from the smoke and somewhat from any pressure change,
2) I drew the smoke directly into my lungs, as opposed to drawing into my mouth first and then into the lungs. That is to say, directly sucking the smoke right into the lungs. Course this is not very good at all for your lungs, but I insisted on smoking.
Also, even days after surgery, well after the bleeding had obviously stopped, I would still put gauze in my mouth and bite down over the wound whenever I choose to have a cigarette.

Best of Luck to all those having a tooth extraction. Hope all goes as well as it did for me.

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Anonymous

Just an FYI. I am a smoker as well and always thought the reason they recommend we do not smoke was because of the nicotine. Not so fast my friend. It is the sucking on the cig, just like a straw that causes this awful condition, not the smoke, nicotine, etc. Had 6 teeth pulled over the years and never had a dry socket.

Anonymous

Just an FYI. I am a smoker as well and always thought the reason they recommend we do not smoke was because of the nicotine. Not so fast my friend. It is the sucking on the cig, just like a straw that causes this awful condition, not the smoke, nicotine, etc. Had 6 teeth pulled over the years and never had a dry socket. Had two teeth pulled last week and well, one had a dry socket. Ridiculous pain. Been to the Dentist every day this week and had the hole unpacked and packed daily. Not fun!!! Also, the darn packing is constantly falling out of the hole and needing to put it back in. Any suggestions on keeping the packing in would be appreciated.

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