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when can you get normal foods after wisdom teeth removal

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

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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Seth Rosen
Specializes in Dentistry
See your doctor. : This is not normal, you should see the doctor or oral surgeon who removed the wisdom teeth immediately to diagnose the problem.
Dr. John Van der Werff
38 years experience Dentistry
Go back: This is not normal. I would suggest you go back to the dentist that did the extraction.
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Dr. Travis Campbell
11 years experience Cosmetic Dentistry
Not normal: What you describe is not normal 3 weeks after surgery. You should return to your surgeon for evaluation and he can help you treat the problem.
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Wright
32 years experience Dentistry
Please rephrase: I don't understand the question.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Montgomery
40 years experience Dentistry
Varies by individual: It is recommended that heavy physical activity should not be done for 48-72 hours after removal of wisdom teeth to protect the blood clot and not stre ... Read More
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A 35-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 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sandra Eleczko
35 years experience Dentistry
3-4 days.: Follow the instructions given by the dentist or oral surgeon. Typically the first few days eat soft foods and when you are more comfortable you can t ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Quon
41 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Whenever you want: Everyone responds differently following the removal of teeth. Some patients start with a liquid or soft diet immediately following surgery and advance ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Roberto Porras
24 years experience Periodontics
Wisdom tooth: The nerve could have been damaged during removal, contact the surgeon and let them know, they may decide to put you on steroids.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Yash
45 years experience Dentistry
Yes: Prolonged numbness following wisdom teeth removal can be a complication. The action of the surgery can lead to trama to the nerves as well as local s ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Bassman
44 years experience Dentistry
Duration important: If you have limited jaw opening right after the surgery, that is not uncommon. It could be due to the novocaine injections or the stretching of the m ... Read More

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