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Vaping after wisdom tooth extraction: How bad is it?

Discussion in 'Health, Safety and Vaping' started by Broseybrose, Oct 1, 2010.

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  1. Broseybrose

    Broseybrose Senior Member ECF Veteran

    Jul 2, 2010
    Ft Lauderdale
    I got 3 yanked today, slept for 6 hours, and now that im up, im vaping; but less than usual. The bleeding has stopped (mostly) and there's no pain w/ the percs.

    So how bad is it? Is it better than smoking, at least?

    Dont get me wrong, i heard the doctor say "no smoking for 72 hours" so im aware that its bad. Im just curious how it compares to smoking, or if anyone has any anecdotes?
  2. kellogg

    kellogg Super Member ECF Veteran

    Aug 1, 2010
    houston tx
    The action of "sucking" in air may cause you to start bleeding again. I don't know the difference between smoking and vaping, but I know that smoking can cause what they call a dry socket. It's very painful.
  3. ImYourSalt

    ImYourSalt Moved On ECF Veteran

    Jun 1, 2009
    San Diego, CA
    better than smoking.

    i think a lot of it has to do with the suction though. i would try using a manual battery and pull only as hard as you must.

    also, i am not a doctor. this is hypothetically, what i might do in your shoes. but i still smoked at that time. and continued to post-op. but only as often as needed, and i took very small puffs. dragging as lightly as possible.

    i turned out ok
  4. Elendil

    Elendil Assclown Exterminator Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Supporting member
    Mar 28, 2009
    IL USA
    I've had oral surgery twice since I've started with ecigs, it never presented any problems at all for me.
  5. Broseybrose

    Broseybrose Senior Member ECF Veteran

    Jul 2, 2010
    Ft Lauderdale
    yeah, i forgot to mention i have my 510 PT screwed very lightly and the airflow is about the same as air through a fat straw - so definitely better than pulling liquid through a straw.
  6. Broseybrose

    Broseybrose Senior Member ECF Veteran

    Jul 2, 2010
    Ft Lauderdale
    Excellent. Thanks Elendil.
  7. Liv2Ski

    Liv2Ski Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Sep 14, 2010
    Burnt Hills NY
    The act of "drawing" on the cig is what cause dry socket. This is why they say no smoking. Draw lightly and you will be fine
  8. Firefly13

    Firefly13 Unregistered Supplier ECF Veteran

    May 24, 2010
    Oklahoma, USA
    Keep some damp bits of gauze in your mouth to help stop getting dry socket, and use a manual battery with light suction to vape, i just did this a few months back after wisdom tooth removal.
  9. Exuhdos

    Exuhdos Full Member

    Sep 23, 2010
    The Valley of the Sun
    As others have stated, yes it's the actual act of sucking that will give you dry sockets, along with the harmful elements of tobacco smoke. Trust me you do not want one, speaking from experience. One trick I learned, stuff cotton balls up into the area where the tooth was extracted, as to form a nice covering/wadding. Then vape away. The cotton balls reduce the "suction" so to speak, and act as a barrier. I did that back when I actually smoked and it worked like a charm, and this was about an hour after being home from having tooth extracted. Granted, it was a molar, so it was a little easier to stuff cotton balls up into the socket and my gum & cheek.
  10. _TJ_

    _TJ_ Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Mar 17, 2009
    SE Ohio in the sticks
    And is it really that hard to not vape for 24 hours after the extraction?:confused:
    I had 2 wisdom teeth done twice in July, didn't vape afterwards. But I was counting the minutes, :)
    And I'd take not vaping over a dry socket any day.
  11. THE

    THE Ultra Member ECF Veteran

    Jun 4, 2008
    Cigarette smoke is a horrible irritant.
    Sucking on anything after that procedure is very bad.

    I remember when I made my ex go and have her wisdom teeth cut out.. Believe me, I did not want to .. but I knew it was best, for her. Man it was horrible. I wouldn't let her smoke very much, at all(looking back on it I should have just cancelled her smoking completely. I'll never have a lady friend smoking, ever again.), but I also didn't want her withdrawing from nicotine while she was so miserable anyway. She, of course, ended up with the dry socket.

    There is nothing worse than when your woman has just had her wisdom teeth removed... I took care of HER for over three weeks.. and she couldn't do something VERY important. God, I am so wonderful, I just took care of her even though she couldn't take care of me!!

    I'd say that cigarette smoking did that dry socket to her. A cigarette, it's producing a horrible irritant and you have to suck on it.

    Just set your e-cig up to be easy draw. If it's a hard pull unscrew it a bit. If you have cartos run a small wire through them and make sure the little hole is centered. I know that pg will dry you out in some ways, but, I don't imagine it'd cause "dry socket".

    Oh god I hope I never have to be with a woman through that again. That was torture. Looking in there all of the time checking it for her and .. Well it was just torture. Oh my Lord. But at the same time I felt so good about myself being such an angel for her.
  12. THE

    THE Ultra Member ECF Veteran

    Jun 4, 2008
    I just vaped through my nose to see what would happen thanks to this post.. and it worked.. But don't do that if you're vaping menthol. It burned the piss outta me over here!!! But it DOES work!! Then I realize I am out of alcohol, and I have to go and wash the end of this thing by hand instead of just wiping it off with an alcohol rag. So look at all of this work I had to do to find this out. LoL !
  13. THE

    THE Ultra Member ECF Veteran

    Jun 4, 2008
    Hey I had another idea!! Instead of sucking on an e-cig like you have to with a cigarette.... You can simply "breathe in" the e-cig vapor.. Like this, seal your lips around the e-cig and "breathe in through your mouth". I just bet that won't bother your gums at all!!
  14. Broseybrose

    Broseybrose Senior Member ECF Veteran

    Jul 2, 2010
    Ft Lauderdale
    That's exactly what ive been doing. :)
  15. Vidi

    Vidi Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Jun 25, 2010
    Minneapolis, MN
    I can see it being better than smoking because you need less suction when using a manual battery than an analog.

    On the other hand, vaping can dehydrate you very very easily. You need blood clots to form and stay in the holes left behind by the extraction. Be very careful and be smart.
  16. Slea

    Slea Super Member ECF Veteran

    Apr 12, 2009
    Tennessee, USA
    I've had 3 oral surgeries for tooth extraction and I *smoked* after all of them. After the wisdom teeth, I don't think I made it as far as the parking lot before I started demanding my smokes.

    Anywho, I basically told the doctor there was no way in Hades I was ever going to not smoke for 3 days (this being, of course, before ecigs), and she said I should at least stuff some gauze over it, so that's what I did.

    No dry socket for me!

    I had a non-smoking coworker get it twice though, so, like anything else, it's 50% how you take care of yourself and 50% luck of the draw.
  17. StormFinch

    StormFinch Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Mar 22, 2010
    Not only do the docs say no smoking, but no straws and no carbonated liquids, don't want to suck or fizz the clots out. :p That's not to say I ever listened on the smoking point, and yeah, small pieces of gauze work great. I ended up with dry socket the first time, but after using the gauze the other 3, never had it again.
  18. irwink

    irwink CASAA Member ECF Veteran

    Mar 16, 2010
    Norfolk, Virginia, USA
    After having 4 wisdom teeth extracted I didn't listen. I paid with the misery of dry sockets. Sucking from a pv is about the same as sucking from a cigarette. Do so at your own risk and good luck. If you develop dry sockets it will be memorable. Trust me.
  19. LynGBH

    LynGBH Super Member ECF Veteran

    Jul 20, 2010
    Not here.
    Dry socket is, indeed, uniquely and horrifyingly painful.

    Make sure to pick up some clove oil/eugenol and Orabase (a very thick numbing cream) just in case. These are ONLY two things that will work if it happens.
  20. Broseybrose

    Broseybrose Senior Member ECF Veteran

    Jul 2, 2010
    Ft Lauderdale
    Well its been 4 days and no problems. Feels like all three are healing perfectly. Ive been vaping the whole time - with the attys screwed on loosely!

    Im notorious for quick healing... In 2001, i literally got my face cleaved in half; through my nostril and completely severed upper lip, but because it was a clean cut the plastic surgeon was able to put my face back together perfectly. Dude was a miracle worker. When i got home i looked like frankenstein and we were all pretty sure id have a gnarly scar... you can barely make out the line today. Though there are still funny sensation-based things like touching my upper lip and feeling my nostril tingle hehe.

    Just figured id give an update. :)
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