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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Quon
41 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Whenever you can: Patients respond and recover differently following surgery. Some patients who have four wisdom teeth eat their regular diet immediately following sur ... Read More
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Dr. Paul Grin answered
35 years experience Pain Management
7-10 days: In general, most normal foods are O.K. after 7-10 days. You will feel better, have more strength, and heal faster if you continue to eat balanced diet ... Read More

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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Sandler
53 years experience Dentistry
Next day?: You can probably resume a normal diet the next day. It depends upon the extent and difficulty of the surgery. It is best to ask the dentist or surge ... Read More
Dr. Mark Venincasa
34 years experience Cosmetic Dentistry
Usually after 6 week: It is best to wait until the resultant holes are closed. That usually takes about 6 weeks. Your surgeon can best tell you; there are times when thes ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Quon
41 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
It can vary: After having wisdom teeth removed, you should start off with a soft diet and advance to solid foods as you can tolerate. Every patient is different as ... Read More
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Dr. Louis Gallia
44 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Varies: Varies with degree of surgery required, subsequent postop course. If teeth are deeply impacted, could be up to a couple of weeks. With non-impacted te ... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
39 years experience Dentistry
Normal: Each extraction site heals differently... no two are exactly the same. You can follow up with your surgeon to be sure everything is healing well.
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Epstein
23 years experience Cosmetic Dentistry
Soon...: It all depends on what you refer to as normal. I usually tell my patients who have impacted wisdom teeth removed to stick to a soft food diet; scrambl ... Read More
A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Amber Patel
12 years experience Dentistry
Eating after surgery: You can eat now whatever you are able to that doesn't cause discomfort but I would avoid small seeds, chips, popcorn or nuts that could get lodged in ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Sandler
53 years experience Dentistry
How long??: Oops, you forgot to mention how long it's been since the extractions. Your own dentist can give you the best advice regarding this. Call the office an ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Thaler
40 years experience Prosthodontics
1 - 2 weeks: Usually you are sufficiently healed by this time to not impact food into the extraction sites. You are also generally feeling comfortable enough to ch ... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Paul Grin
Dr. Paul Grin answered
35 years experience Pain Management
You can already: eat regular food and smoke, but I strongly recommend you don't. Smoking may cause multiple health complications that can range from mild to life-threa ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Manami Yamaguchi
24 years experience Dentistry
Unless specifically: Unless specifically advised otherwise, it is permissible to resume normal eating after a few days of good healing. Since you experience diminished sw ... Read More
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