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This is a question for heavy smokers. How long did you go without cigarettes after extractions and immediates put in? I go for a consultation on April 12th 2016. I can't wait!!! I don't want to smoke for 3 days afterwards but I know it will be hard. Any tips on how to curb this horrible addiction?
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CherylK (Shay)

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Dip smokeless tobacco! LOL  I made it till midnight before getting  a dip. Then I realized it got under my dentures and I had to remove them for a quick salt water rinse and right back in.
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CherylK (Shay)

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lol Ken! I am a lady so I won't dip tobacco LOL
I would like to quit but it's so hard! I have tried many times. I think what I will do is wear the patch. I can always take it off if I am dying for a cigarette lol
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Get on the patch. I had most of my stomach removed due to cancer. Quitting was easy once Doctor said. Hey, U have a tumour. Patch was free in Ontario, Canada from the health Dept. smoking of course is why I lost my top teeth. Quit while U can. Good luck.
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Yea Nancy I doubt they will have that option like we have here in Ontario...unfortunately.
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I hesitate to recommend an e cig but I did use one for a few months. I used patch and e cig with no nicotine. Worked but warning! E cigs can be a major pain until U get the right one. I tried 4 kinds and finally found a good one. They can leak etc. It really did help me through the really hard first few weeks. If only I had done it earlier :(
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We all have our habits. It it what it is. You are here now and that's what counts. :)
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Shay, I'll be honest with you, I held off until we were out of the oral sugeons parking lot and that's when I lit up. (It was a left turn on a busy road lol. ONLY SOMEWHAT KIDDING!) I've dealt with dry socket in the past, so I knew what I could have been in for. I did think that maybe the teeth would help, which they must have. I also had hubby read over the paperwork and it didn't say anything about not smoking or drinking through a straw.


I think I only had about 5 cigarettes in th first 24 hours. But I am ready to quit. Unfortunately I'm allergic to the adhesive and the pills they can prescribe (Chantix ), were giving me very realistic, graphic dreams-horrible, horrible nightmares. I refuse to ever take them again! I just got REALLY lucky!


Best of luck!
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AliciaP, when I had my teeth extracted I had instructions not to smoke and not to drink through a straw.
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Elizabeth, I have always been told that too. Even with this Oral Surgeon. But on these particular instructions, Extractions with Immediate Dentures.

I really think it's a case of mind òver matter. I also think that, for me anyway, it was a matter of knowing that I could have one that I made the decision to not have many!
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I'm a smoker and after my extractions I didn't smoke that day. U have to b careful of getting dry socket. What I did was when I would smoke I would rinse my mouth out each time. Now I'm not a heavy smoker. Maybe 3-4 cigarettes a day but rinsing ur mouth out will help
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How do I join this group
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Looks like you just did Donna! Welcome!
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CherylK (Shay)

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AliciaP yay I can smoke. I won't smoke much but your reply really helped with the anxiety of dry socket.. I will take small easy puffs lol
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I agree with Lizzy - make sure you rinse right after you smoke!

I had my teeth removed at 7 in the morning and, like others have said, I was too groggy to really care about smoking until late afternoon. Even then I would only smoke a few hits to take the edge off. I know that the one I lit in the car when we left was 3 hits. I tried to give it to my hubby (we often will share a cigarette) but there must have been dried blood on my lips because there was some on the cigarette and I slobbered on it - he took it and put it out. Lol. That's all I remember until about 4 in the afternoon. But I was very careful with it, only took enough to take the edge off and did hot saltwater rinses right after. All in all, even though I said 3-4 cigarettes, it probably didn't equal 2.

Just be careful!!!
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Shay, i had 16 teeth extracted and immediates put in on the 23/3/2016 last wednesday afternoon (australia) and i didnt light up til the following morning (was finished at 6pm....to groggy to remember....hubby took me home n went straight to bed). I have not had an issue with smoking since. Just rinse more really!! Had no pain til day 3 n wowzer that day sucked. All in all though doing ok with my full uppers ☺
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And dont have your lips totally around the cig. Have a little regular breath in with the smoke. That way I felt I was mixing smoke with my breath! lol fixin my fix! And not have the full suction!!!!
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CherylK (Shay)

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Thanks for the tip Deb :)
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I lit up right after I got to the car! I never had a problem w/ dry sockets! I have both plates; top & bottom. They were done about 1 1/2 years apart. I got the top 1st & then of course a long comes the darn bottoms. I think if you keep your plate in while you smoke will help prevent it better. Same as with drinking w/ a straw. Just my experience- seemed to helped.
The only time I ever got a dry socket was when I had my wisdom teeth out back in the late 90's. It sucks... not a good feeling at all! Misery & pain, & to top that off I'm not a fan of cloves! The oral surgeon that did mine was an ass- he took for ever to pack my sockets & just let the packing strips just rest on my tongue. So cloves to this day just gets my stomach flipping!
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When I had extraction, my dentist, Dr. Ken Wolch in Scarborough ( http://www.centenarydental.com/dentures/ )asked me to stop smoking for 1 week. It was very difficult for me and to be frank, I have vaped after 2 days. After vaping I had rinsed my mouth so that there won’t be any issue. After getting dentures I thought of completely quitting smoking and go for vaping. At first, I didn’t have any issue because I used to vape but then slowly I started to stop that too... I was not that addicted to smoking, I used to smoke 3 or 4 cigarettes a day and it was not as difficult to quit smoking if we have a strong desire.