A 43-year-old member asked:
how long after wisdom tooth removal can you start drinking through a straw again?
3 doctor answers
Dr. Behram Dalal answered
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 answered
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
Dr. Ronald Achong answered
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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