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A 24-year-old female asked:

Can i drink through a straw two weeks after top two wisdom teeth extraction (no stitches)? i am terrified of getting dry socket or causing any damage

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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 49 years experience
Go ahead: Drinking through a straw is not likely to have any adverse effect. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex. Get HPV vaccine.
Dr. Sandra Eleczko
Dentistry 36 years experience
Wisdom teeth: You are past the danger of dry socket and an return to normal eating and drinking. Call the extracting dentist if you have any questions, or concerns since they know your circumstances.

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