A 16-year-old female asked:

How long do i need to wait to be able to eat solid food after wisdom tooth extraction? do milk have any side effect?

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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 start adding more solid foods slowly, and as long as your gums don't become more painful or start bleeding, then you can continue to add more solid foods until you are back to eating your regular diet.
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