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A 22-year-old male asked:

3 weeks post wisdom tooth extraction. can chewing on the site cause nerve or jaw damage?

2 doctor answers5 doctors weighed in
Dr. Robert Douglas
Orthodontics 51 years experience
No: If it hasn't healed, then see your dentist. If it has then keep it clean and it'll be ok
Dr. Paul Grin
Pain Management 36 years experience
Definitely, no: Your diet may consist of any food that can be chewed and successfully swallowed. Good luck!

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Last updated Jan 14, 2016

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