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Friday, May 24, 2013
Alcohol and the healing of gum grafts
How soon after a gum graft may I drink wine?
Alcohol will delay wound healing. The survival of a soft tissue graft depends on formation of new blood vessels. Alcohol will hurt this procedure. Thus, you should not have alcohol-containing drinks at least for the first week of healing.
Binnaz Leblebicioglu, DDS, MS, PhD
Associate Professor of Periodontology
College of Dentistry
The Ohio State University