A 18-year-old female asked:
when can you resume drinking out of a straw after wisdom teeth extraction?
5 doctor answers
Dr. James Wright answered
32 years experience Dentistry
A week or more ... : It is best to avoid sucking out of a straw for a couple of weeks. The first few days are the most concerning, but better to be safe than sorry and experience a painful dry socket.
Answered on Aug 11, 2020
Dr. Theodore Ritota answered
8 years experience Dentistry
Shorthly: Give it a week or two.
Answered on Jan 5, 2020
Dr. Hoang Truong answered
14 years experience Cosmetic Dentistry
Sutures removed? : If your sutures have been removed then it is safe for you to begin drinking through a straw again. If you are worried about it wait a few more weeks but you are fine.
Answered on May 9, 2019
Dr. Harvey Shiffman answered
36 years experience Cosmetic Dentistry
Several days: After 48 hours the clot should be stabilized and gentle drinking through a straw should be ok, but check with your surgeon to make sure cause you situation may vary.
Answered on Sep 23, 2017
Dr. Louis Gallia answered
44 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Dry socket: The reason you are asked not to drink with straw is to prevent sucking the clot out of the socket and causing a painful dry socket. After a week, the chance of a dry socket is reduced and straw use is ok.
Answered on Oct 2, 2019
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