A 32-year-old male asked:
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how long do i have to waite after i get a tooth pulled to eat normal food? it was the one on my right fourth from the front

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Dr. Thomas V. Dembski
40 years experience Dentistry
2d: No hot/spicy: When you eat after an extraction food will inevitably get into the socket where a blood clot is protecting the bone. Hot, or spicy foods may irritate the area to the degree that the clot may be lost resulting in a very painful "dry socket" that will take 3x longer to heal. More important is not to rinse vigorously or brush the area for 2 days until the clot stabilizes. If sutures: nothing sharp.
Answered on Feb 21, 2015
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Dr. Sandra Eleczko
35 years experience Dentistry
A couple of days: Stick with softer foods for the first couple of days. Avoid food that is chewy (gum, steak) or crunchy (chips) for a few days. They can irritate your tissue and make healing more painful for you. Don't forget to rinse frequently after the first day as the dentist probably told you to.
Answered on Feb 21, 2015
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Dr. Alex Shvartsman
24 years experience Cosmetic Dentistry
It depends: Generally by 1 week you should be fine, however, it can be sooner if you are a fast healer.
Answered on Feb 21, 2015
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