A 18-year-old female asked:
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when can you resume drinking out of a straw after wisdom teeth extraction?

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Dr. James Wright
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
8 years experience Dentistry
Shorthly: Give it a week or two.
Answered on Jan 5, 2020
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Dr. Hoang Truong
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
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
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Dr. Louis Gallia
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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35 years experience Pain Management
24-48 hours: At least 24-48 hours after the wisdom teeth extraction, you should avoid very hot or cold drinks,including sodas and solid foods. Take care.
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Dr. Albert E. Klitzke
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Avoid alcohol: I am not familiar with kefir. The main thing to avoid after extractions is alcohol. You also want to avoid and hot liquids until the anesthetic wea ... Read More
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Dr. Robert Trager
54 years experience Dentistry
Not wise: Any liquids can delay clotting -wait for bleeding to stop and clot to form than drink your beverage of choice.
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Go ahead: Drinking through a straw is not likely to have any adverse effect. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk ... Read More

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