Oral surgery and smoking?

I recently had nine teeth extracted, about 36 hours ago. I was told not to smoke as that could cause a dry socket. Anyone have any idea how long I should wait before lighting one up?

35 years. Give or take. :slight_smile:

Sorry to hear about your teeth… but why didn’t you ask your dentist? Unless you can find a credible source I’d say your best bet would be to hold off until tomorrow morning and give the dentist’s office a call.