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A 52-year-old female asked:

Had a tooth extraction and bone graft 3 weeks ago. yesterday noted swelling and pain. no redness or oozing from site. possible food irritation?

3 doctor answers4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
Dentistry 40 years experience
Possible..: But any swelling or pain should be evaluated by your surgeon. Give them a call for an immediate follow up appointment.
Dr. Robert Devin
Dentistry 47 years experience
Food trauma: Possibly food trauma. More likely an infection.Have your surgeon evaluate this for medications.
Dr. Paul Grin
Pain Management 36 years experience
Definitely, yes: You should avoid popcorn, nuts and seeds and hard food for 6 weeks after your extractions. If concerned see your dentist for evaluation.

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