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it has been 1 1/2 week since i got my wisdom teeth out. i got them out june 15. can i resume drinking from a straw?

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Dr. Louis Gallia
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 45 years experience
Yes: Yes.
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
Dentistry 40 years experience
Sure: 1 1/2 weeks is fine.

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