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how long after wisdom tooth removal can you start drinking through a straw again?

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Dr. Behram Dalal
30 years experience Dentistry
It is generally: Recommended that you refrain from using a straw for the first 24-48 hours post extractions.
Answered on May 4, 2017
Dr. Debi Williams
25 years experience Dentistry
The five S's : Don't do these five things that start with "s" for 2 days: smoke, suck through straw, slurp soup, sex or spit! good luck!
Answered on Dec 28, 2016
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Dr. Debi Williams
25 years experience Dentistry
Provided original answer
no Sucking, Smoking, Slurping soup, Sex or Spitting :)
Oct 31, 2012
Dr. Phillip Frist
45 years experience Dentistry
what are the 5 S's ?
Oct 30, 2012
Dr. Ronald Achong
17 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
2-3 days: Do not use straws right after teeth removal as this will dislodge the blood clot and constant bleeding will occur. Also, use of straws within the first 2 days can cause "dry socket" which is painful.
Answered on Sep 7, 2016

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