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how long after wisdom tooth extraction should i wait before drinking with a straw?

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Dr. H. sam Tadros
28 years experience Prosthodontics
Wisdom teeth: i would wait 48 hours the goal is to help the blood clot to say there and not easily get disturbed
Answered on Nov 3, 2016
Dr. Sewa Legha
49 years experience Medical Oncology
3-5 days: Let the deep pit left by your extracted tooth heal....it takes upto one week. But the healing begins within 24 hours and is complete in 5-7 days.
Answered on Jan 31, 2019
Dr. Paul Grin
Dr. Paul Grin answered
35 years experience Pain Management
3-4 days: It is recommended not to drink from a straw for 3-4 days after a tooth extraction because that is the peak time when a dry socket can occur.
Answered on Aug 7, 2019

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