A 16-year-old female asked:
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when can you eat solid food after wisdom teeth extraction?

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Dr. Philip Ewing
18 years experience Pediatrics
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.
Answered on Sep 4, 2019
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Dr. Per Freitag
Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery
3-5 days: You can eat solid foods after a few days
Answered on May 13, 2019
Dr. Thomas Rolfes
36 years experience Dentistry
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
Answered on Feb 24, 2018
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Dr. Paul Grin
Dr. Paul Grin answered
35 years experience Pain Management
After 48-72 hours: you should gradually reintroduce solid food to your diet, but only if chewing does not cause pain.
Answered on Sep 4, 2016
Dr. Justin Nelson
15 years experience Pediatric Dentistry
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.
Answered on May 17, 2019

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