Can You Vape After A Tooth Extraction?

Vaping after tooth extraction

Unfortunately for most people, going to the dentist is just another part of life that most of us dread.

If you have been booked in for tooth extraction you’ll no doubt be aware of the many things you should and shouldn’t do before and after the surgical extraction, but how does this affect you if you’re vaping?.

Dry Socket & Vaping

Tooth extraction is a painful process, so making it as comfortable as possible is essential as well as leading to faster recovery times.

We hope the information in this article helps you to achieve the best outcome possible.

Although it may be tempting, if you are vaping after tooth extraction, you are greatly increasing your chances of getting a dry socket.

To help recovery, your body develops a blood clot where the tooth was removed to protect your gums and assist with the healing process.

This blood clot can sometimes shift in your gums, we call this a dry socket. When you draw on a vape, it causes negative pressure which could in turn pull the clot from the extraction.

This would cause a dry socket.

A dry socket after tooth extraction can be a very painful and uncomfortable experience, this can be detrimental to the healing process, so of course, it would be in your best interest to prevent this!

Vapour after tooth extraction

Vaping After A Tooth Extraction

There are many factors that will increase your risk of developing a dry socket after extraction, for reference we will list some below:

  • Solid food – Tough and crunchy food can be the cause of a dry socket.
  • Use of straws – Air suction can cause a dry socket.
  • Oral hygiene – If you develop a gum infection after tooth extraction, this can cause dry socket.

Although all of the above will rocket your chances of getting a dry socket, like smoking tobacco, vaping after tooth extraction is one of the leading causes of a dry socket so it’s important you try and avoid vaping for at least 72 hours after your surgery to prevent any problems.

Please remember 72 hours is a guide and everyone’s recovery will be slightly different.

Women extracting tooth


We know how tempting is may be to vape after a visit to the dentist, so we hope this has made it clear when the best time to do that is.

As a disclaimer, Orange County CBD would always recommend you follow the guidance given by a doctor or dentist; this article is written to give you an idea of what you can do but this is by no means medical advice.

Touch wood, you have got all of the information you need from this article to make an informed decision after your procedure.

Once you’ve recovered from your tooth extraction, you’ll be able to finally vape again!

If you have any questions about vaping and tooth extraction, please leave us a comment below and we will get back to you with an answer as best as we can.

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