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A 32-year-old member asked:

why am i not supposed to be drinking through a straw after tooth extraction?

2 doctor answers7 doctors weighed in
Dr. Gary Sandler
Dentistry 54 years experience
It can: Dislodge the blood clot and delay healing and possibly cause a dry socket.
Dr. Paul Grin
Dr. Paul Grin answered
Pain Management 36 years experience
Healing delay: It is recommended not to drink from a straw for 3 days after a tooth extraction. Any suction in the mouth is not recommended because it can dislodge the blood cloth and cause the healing to be late.

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A 35-year-old member asked:

Is it normal to need a tooth extraction?

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Dr. Michael Opsahl
Fertility Medicine 43 years experience
Yes: A tooth extraction is very common and a dentist can probably address the incidence. I know that it is less common for young people today because dentists have found ways to protect teeth compared to people my age (58). Still, any procedure, dental or medical, should be performed only after informed consent. I hope this helps, best wishes.
Dr. Phillip Frist
Dentistry 46 years experience
Possibly, but my first question would be,can it be saved ?and if so why take something out then need to worry about what you are going to need to do to replace it?
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A member asked:

What kind of complications might happen from a tooth extraction?

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Dr. Luis Villaplana
Internal Medicine 35 years experience
Several: Bleeding, infection, pain, dry socket syndrome, and one not seen too often anymore thank goodness- rheumatic fever.
A 31-year-old member asked:

How long until I can eat or drink after a tooth extraction?

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Dr. TRUC DAO
Dr. TRUC DAO answered
Psychiatry 37 years experience
Eat after tooth extr: When anesthesia wears out, within 1-2hours. May need to avoid that area for a day or two.
A 32-year-old member asked:

About how long do I need need gauze for after a tooth extraction?

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Dr. Jayang Vora
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Atleast 30 minutes: If you do not have any health issue like taking medicine -blood thinners like aspirine then under normal circumstances bleeding should stop in 30 minutes or less.
A 30-year-old member asked:

Why exactly are you not supposed to drink with a straw after a tooth extraction?

2 doctor answers4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Ajay Acharya
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Negative pressure: To suck liquid with straw, you need to create negative pressure in your mouth. That will cause bleeding from root.

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