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A 30-year-old member asked:

How long will you have to wait to eat solid food after getting a tooth removed?

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Dr. Kyle Shank
Dentistry 14 years experience
Depends: Depends on the difficulty of the extraction. I usually tell patients to stay on soft cool foods for 48 hours. Once you get to the third day, my rule of thumb is 'if it hurts...Don't do it!'.
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