I just got a wisdom tooth removed today. It was not really a big deal since it was mostly out so the extraction was rather quickly done and I do not have much pain at all. The thing is I am a smoker and the paper work for the after care instructions say I should wait 24 hours before smoking. I heard different things said about that though. I do not what dry socket but what are the odds of really getting that from smoking? Do I really have to wait 24 hours?