dry socket and smoking

Discussion in 'Fibromyalgia Main Forum' started by NewEnglander, Nov 20, 2010.

  1. NewEnglander

    NewEnglander New Member

    hello
    I had a tooth pulled last tuesday,..
    then it became a dry socket. so the dentist put some kind of medicated gauze
    in the whole were my tooth was.
    that is probably a stupid question.
    I have not had a cigarette in 2 days because of the gauze/ dry socket, whatever,...
    can I smoke now!!
    if not is it okay to use the patch even though I am on so many pain meds,s
    thanks
  2. Janalynn

    Janalynn New Member

    Of course, you don't need to hear about smoking!

    If you're packed it may not be as much risk. I am NOT a medical professional!!
    It's the sucking in (that's why drinking out of a straw is not recommended when you're healing)

    Did he say anything about that? How you're supposed to drink? I haven't had a tooth pulled in a few years, so things may have changed.

    I don't know about the patch. I do know people who have been on pain meds, who were also on the nicotine patch. It's a slow release of nicotine which you're getting from your cigarettes.

    Google it and see what you find - then of course, DO ask your pharmacist.