A 42-year-old member asked:
Disclaimer

i got 4 impacted wisdom teeth taken out today, will i be able to eat solid foods?

2 doctor answers
Dr. Chad Gretzula
Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Yes and no: It is best to wait a day or so to eat solid foods. Depending on how much surgery was done and if sutures were placed its best to eat a cool soft diet. Eat cool eggs, mashed potatoes, jello, pudding and icecream. Even protein shakes are a great supplement. I tell my patients soft diet first 48 hours and then increase your diet as tolerated. Good luck!
Answered on Jan 29, 2013
Dr. Mark Venincasa
35 years experience Cosmetic Dentistry
Ask your surgeon: We generally recommend a softer more homogenously textured diet until the extraction sites are closed. Your surgeon knows your specific situation. I would call your surgeon and ask.
Answered on Jan 29, 2013

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more. Get help now:

Ask doctors free
Personalized answers
Free
Talk to a doctor
24/7 visits
$15 per month

Related questions:

A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alvaro Lazo
24 years experience Dentistry
Hygiene: You cam start eating hard food anytime. However exercise care and good hygiene3 around ext area.
A member asked:
Dr. Andrew Kanter
31 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
The : The advice i give most patients is "if it hurts, don't eat it." it is very difficult to do any real damage to the surgical sites after typical third m ... Read More
2
2 thanks
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Van der Werff
39 years experience Dentistry
Depends: It will depend upon how difficult the extractions were... Some can eat in 24 hours others may need to wait 6 weeks to avoid a fractured mandible. Ch ... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Sandler
54 years experience Dentistry
Now, but...: For the meantime, avoid hard, sharp, and crunchy foods. Follow the oral and\or written instructions of your dentist. He\she can tell you when you can ... Read More

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more. Get help now:

Ask doctors free
Personalized answers
Free
Talk to a doctor
24/7 visits
$15 per month