| | Re: Wisdom tooth surgery?
Originally Posted by Chip
Be really, really careful with the straws and cigs. If you go back to them too early, you run the strong risk of dislodging the clots that protect the extraction holes and giving yourself dry socket, which hurts like *hell* (or so I'm told.) I think they normally say wait at least a week.
And... just a thought... if you've gone several days without the cigs, you might never have a better chance or incentive to give them up permanently. I'm sure you know the health risks, but if you haven't seen someone actually die (last moments) of lung cancer, you don't really get how serious it is. Might seem like that's a long way away, but cigs are among the most addictive things out there and so if you're thinking about quitting, there's no time better than when you have a strong need to not smoke.
I wasn't thinking of quitting them altogether per se. I more was thinking this would be a good opportunity to majorly cut down since I've been smoking a lot more than I usually do (which really wasn't a lot by cigarette addict standards). I still really like to smoke, I just want to do it less so I can enjoy it with less health risks.
I'm trying to avoid getting the clots to dislodge, I have a follow-up appointment on Wednesday, so I'm thinking I might be ok by then?
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