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A 23-year-old male asked:

i had my wisdom teeth removed 5 days ago i still have mild pain when can i start eatting chips and when can i smoke ?

2 doctor answers6 doctors weighed in
Dr. Robert Douglas
Orthodontics 51 years experience
Go for it: You should be able to eat chips now. Be sure to rinse your mouth after eating. You know the answer for smoking. Why not take this opportunity to quit? A patch or nicotine gum will help you. Good luck
Dr. Paul Grin
Pain Management 36 years experience
Not recommended: Dentists recommend that you avoid crunchy food and smoking for one week, because it can dislodge the blood clot and can lead to problems like dry socket.
Dr. Arnold Malerman
Orthodontics 53 years experience
Every cigarette is n7 minutes off your life, more than 2 hours per pack. You've been 5 days without a cigarette. Good for you! Wouldn't it be wonderful if you could make it 6, or 10, or...
Sep 20, 2015

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