A 30-year-old member asked:
how soon after getting your wisdom teeth removed can you eat?
3 doctor answers
Dr. TED FEDER answered
39 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Fluids right away: Clear fluid first, then advance to full liquids later that day. No straws! then soft foods the next day for about 4-5 days. No hard foods like nuts or hard crusts for at least a week!
Answered on Mar 12, 2015
Dr. Stan Shih answered
17 years experience Dentistry
A few hours: To be safe, wait at least 2 - 3 hours. And even then, stick to a liquid diet.
Answered on Apr 24, 2015
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