Can I smoke weed after a tooth extraction?

Okay so you were just by the Dentist and got a tooth extraction, you just want to go home hit the couch, and feel that magical hit. But is it safe to smoke weed after you just had a tooth extraction?

According to, a person can smoke weed within 3 to 4 hours of having your surgery, but they do recommend waiting 6 to 9 hours. If you want to play it safe rather have edibles.

Most of cannabis smokers smoke a few hours after their tooth extraction and do not have any negative consequences, but I advise you not to do this.

You may be thinking weed calms me down, relieves pain and anxiety so it is the best option after a tooth extraction. Although weed is not harmful it can delay your recovery time if it is not done under certain oral hygiene conditions.

If you smoke carefully, it will not cause an infection after your tooth extraction.

smoking cannabis or weed
smoking cannabis or weed

If you do proper oral care, you can smoke weed within the next 2 to 3 hours after your tooth extraction. Make sure to rinse your mouth with saline solution this will prevent any infections as well as infections around the wound.

The following are some infections that might affect you if you are not doing proper oral care:

  • chronic osteomyelitis, 
  • painful dry socket
  • Pericorona

Symptoms of these infections may include:

  • Fever
  • Swelling of the socket along with pain

If you take care of your oral hygiene and rinse your mouth with saline solution it will be safe to smoke weed 2 to 3 hours after your tooth extraction.

What is the best strain after tooth extraction?

cannabis flower
cannabis flower


By smoking weed, you will enhance the healing process. After your tooth is extracted, it forms a socket. The socket automatically fills with the clot and by smoking weed, it will help with the healing process by reducing the pain, inflammation, and the possible discomfort that you will experience. Just make sure to rinse your mouth after you have smoked.

There you have it guys, yes you can smoke after a tooth extraction but make sure to wait 2 to 3 hours after. Also, take good care of your oral hygiene by rinsing out your mouth with saline solution. Pain away with using cannabis all the way!