A member asked:

Do you have to wait a full two weeks to drink through a straw after wisdom tooth removal? or is a week and a half okay?

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Dr. Gary Sandler answered

Specializes in Dentistry

What to do?: A week and a half should be ok but i cannot guarantee that, especially without personally evaluating the site in question. Sip gently or better yet, wait the extra few days.

Answered 2/1/2018

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Dr. Ronald Cohen answered

Specializes in Dentistry

Better safe...: Than sorry...No one can tell you that one and a half weeks is ok, because if something happens, they are now responsible :) listen to your dentist! is it that important to have a drink through a straw anyways!?!

Answered 2/10/2017

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Dr. Jeffrey Bassman answered

Specializes in Dentistry

Follow instructions: You should follow the post-op instructions of the dentist/oral surgeon whom took out the teeth. Don't do activities too early that may affect the healing. Ask questions.

Answered 4/11/2014

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