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how long should i wait to eat after a tooth extraction

A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Paul Grin
Dr. Paul Grin answered
35 years experience Pain Management
48-72 hours: Wisdom teeth extraction limits your diet the most during the first 48 hours after surgery. After the first couple of days, you can begin to eat solid ... Read More
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Dr. Robert Sterling
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Ask The Tooth Fairy: Generally, a day or two after the extraction you can start to chow down, but chew on the opposite side for a while. Some persons can start the next da ... Read More
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A 16-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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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. TED FEDER
Dr. TED FEDER answered
39 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Depends: Fluids and calories are important for healing. At least wait until the local anesthesia wears off. Then, if the extractions were just on one side of ... Read More
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Dr. Alex Shvartsman
24 years experience Cosmetic Dentistry
No novocain (procaine): As soon as the anesthetic wears off. Otherwise you can bite your lip/tongue.
Dr. Jeffrey Bassman
44 years experience Dentistry
Advice of dentist: Follow instructions from your dentist/oral surgeon. Will depend on severity of the removal.
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sandra Eleczko
35 years experience Dentistry
When no bleeding: Wait until the bleeding has stopped before you eat anything. Then only have soft foods for the first few days. Follow the instructions you were gi ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Goldstein
32 years experience Cosmetic Dentistry
It varies.: It's best to avoid chewing things that break up into sharp, hard pieces until the hole completely closes. Other than that, i would stay away from chew ... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. TRUC DAO
Dr. TRUC DAO answered
36 years experience Psychiatry
Eat after tooth extr: When anesthesia wears out, within 1-2hours. May need to avoid that area for a day or two.
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Manami Yamaguchi
24 years experience Dentistry
After numbness is: After numbness is gone and you get your feeling back, it is good to have something cold. Cold food keeps the tissue from swelling, and keeps the blood ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. SCOTT HARWOOD
44 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Not long: The carbonation will have no affect on the extraction site and there is no need to delay drinking carbonated drinks any longer than non-carbonated.
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Achong
17 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Same day: You can drink within hours after a tooth extraction. However avoid the use of a straw for a few days to prevent any dry socket.
A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jatin Shah
38 years experience Dentistry
Extraction: The day tooth is extracted , one can eat soft food and on opposite side of extraction side.Next day can eat everything however need to rinse the mou ... Read More

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