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best foods to eat after wisdom tooth extraction

A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Adam King
Dr. Adam King answered
14 years experience Internal Medicine and Pediatrics
Soon: Once the pain and bleeding starts to improve you can start with a soft diet and advance as your mouth allows. You'll be eating a normal diet before yo ... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steven Pohlhaus
31 years experience Dentistry
Ensure, etc: Smoothies , shakes, nutrition drinks (Ensure,etc) are good too...just don't use a straw for the first few days as it may cause the blood clot to come ... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rachel Johns
Specializes in Internal Medicine
Few days: If you didn't get specific instructions from your dentist or oral surgeon, eat soft foods for a few days until the area has started healing. Then star ... Read More
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Dr. Kasra Tajik
6 years experience Dentistry
Nothing sharp: You don't want east anything that can break in to small sharp pieces like chips or nuts.
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Philip Ewing
18 years experience Pediatrics
Ask your dentist: Without knowing the particular details of your surgery, it's not a good idea to tell when you should start solid foods again. It will probably depend ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Douglas Tavenner, jr.
49 years experience Cosmetic Dentistry
Best not: This can irritate the healing tissue. Best to let the tissue heal properly before doing harsh things.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Roberto Porras
24 years experience Periodontics
Eat: Yes just be careful, nothing to crunchy or hard. Nothing warmer than room temperature if they were extracted today or yesterday.
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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Sandler
53 years experience Dentistry
Post-op instructions: No more or less safe than normally. Follow oral and written instructions given to you by your treating dentist and pose any questions to him or her di ... Read More
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Douglas Tavenner, jr.
49 years experience Cosmetic Dentistry
Do you want pain?: Spicy foods irritate healing tissue and keep them from properly heal. Don't interfere with the healing process.
A 63-year-old female asked:
Dr. Thomas Yash
45 years experience Dentistry
Not if to be sedated: Normal extraction of teeth using local anesthetics require few limitations. It is sometimes good to eat well prior to dental work because of some lim ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Quon
41 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Start slowly: Nutrition is important for wound healing after surgery. Start with a soft diet and drink plenty of fluids. You can advance your diet and types of fo ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Harry Ringer
24 years experience Dentistry
Be gentle: After a few days a clot will form and it is important to maintain it. Keep the area clean, stay away from hard food and trauma until you can see the a ... Read More
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sandra Eleczko
35 years experience Dentistry
A few days: You need to have a soft diet until you are healed enough to eat regular foods. Every peron and every extractiojn is different so this will vary for e ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. TED FEDER
Dr. TED FEDER answered
39 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Fluids encouraged: Fluids are encouraged after extractions, just from a cup or spoon, no straws. The suction or negative pressure in the mouth can make the sites bleed. ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dinh Bui
Dr. Dinh Bui answered
22 years experience Dentistry
Preop/Postop ins: These matters should be explained in your post op instruction, i.e. What to do after the surgery... Eat balance meal. Soft food preferably on the fi ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Albert E. Klitzke
8 years experience Dentistry
Avoid alcohol: I am not familiar with kefir. The main thing to avoid after extractions is alcohol. You also want to avoid and hot liquids until the anesthetic wea ... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Goldstein
32 years experience Cosmetic Dentistry
When the hole closes: Until the hole in the gum and bone closes you should watch what you eat. Spicy or hard foods can injure the area or at the very least cause pain. If y ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Sandler
53 years experience Dentistry
Able?: Able? yes as no one can stop you. A good idea? no. Is this your biggest concern about having your wisdom teeth out? That might be a concern in and of ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Sandler
53 years experience Dentistry
Post op instructions: The dentist who removed your wisdom is responsible for supplying you with oral and\or written instructions and your aftercare. You should call and ask ... Read More
A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Bates
35 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Postop Diet: You should be on a strictly liquid diet the first couple of days, followed by a very soft, non-chewing diet for at least a week. It's not in your best ... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Paul Grin
Dr. Paul Grin answered
35 years experience Pain Management
Don't brush 24 h: only gently rinse your mouth with warm salt water 3-4 X per day. After the 24 hours, start brushing your teeth, being particularly gentle near the sur ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Denny Cho
Dr. Denny Cho answered
17 years experience Dentistry
Yes: It is possible for you to eat raw salmon.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Yes: As spicy as you like and can tolerate.

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