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A 16-year-old female asked:

When can you eat solid food after wisdom teeth extraction?

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Dr. Philip Ewing
Pediatrics 21 years experience
Ask your dentist: Without knowing the particular details of your surgery, it's not a good idea to tell when you should start solid foods again. It will probably depend on how well your pain is controlled and whether your surgical wounds are healing well. Call your dentist or ask them this question if you haven't had your surgery yet.
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Dr. Thomas Rolfes
Dentistry 39 years experience
Wisdom teeth care: Most dentists recommend that you wait about forty eight hours after your wisdom teeth are extracted to eat harder foods. Until that time, eat ice cream, soup, jello, mashed potatoes, and juice. Also, be sure you irrigate the sites with warm salt water using the syringe the dentist gave you. Also do not use straws or anything that makes you suck or spit. Those actions could cause a dry socket
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Dr. Paul Grin
Pain Management 38 years experience
After 48-72 hours: you should gradually reintroduce solid food to your diet, but only if chewing does not cause pain.
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Dr. Justin Nelson
Pediatric Dentistry 18 years experience
Depends: I'd say when you feel comfortable but I would wait a good week or so because of the possible swelling and multiple sites of healing. Basically you can do what you wish and at your own risk but as long as you clean it well you can eat solid food when ever you wish. Just be careful.
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A 38-year-old member asked:

What are foods i can eat after having a wisdom teeth extraction?

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Dr. Gary Herskovits
42 years experience
Soft: Soft, not spicy, no alcohol, nothing acidic ( orange juice etc.). Bland foods. Soft etc..
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A 48-year-old member asked:

What can I eat 8 days after wisdom teeth extraction?

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Dr. Charles Lockhart
Dentistry 11 years experience
Normal diet: Blood clots should be well attached at this point and a normal diet which does not include hard crusts or tough bony components should be fine.
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A 40-year-old member asked:

What should I eat after wisdom teeth extraction?

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Dr. Steven Koos
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 23 years experience
A good "rule" to: Follow for the first week - anything that you can very easily separate with a fork only, you can eat. This opens the door to a variety of breakfast, lunch and dinner foods. Sutures present -soft only. No sutures placed - then whatever you can tolerate comfort-wise.
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A 40-year-old member asked:

When can I eat like normal after a wisdom teeth extraction?

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Dr. Majid Jamali
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 28 years experience
Wisdom tooth: Depends on how difficult they were to extract. You could start drinking cold liquids first day, purée diet second and third and then soft food for three to four days. Normal food on the 8-10th day.
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Last updated Sep 4, 2019

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