Los Angeles, CA
A 22-year-old male asked:
3 weeks post wisdom tooth extraction. can chewing on the site cause nerve or jaw damage?
2 doctor answers • 5 doctors weighed in
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
1.8k viewsAnswered >2 years ago
Pain Management 36 years experience
Definitely, no: Your diet may consist of any food that can be chewed and successfully swallowed. Good luck!
1.8k viewsReviewed >2 years ago
Last updated Jan 14, 2016
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