A 38-year-old female asked:
I just got 3 top front teeth extracted 3 days ago. the dentist put stitches. can i eat soft food and drink water without the denture?.
4 doctor answers • 9 doctors weighed in
Dr. Murray Grossananswered
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 75 years experience
Post extraction: Actually it is best to drink lots of fluids = warm, not boiling hot. Soups are good. More liquids, more the healling.
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Dr. Gabriel Maloufanswered
Specializes in Dentistry
It depends: Depending on the location and details of your surgery, you will have certain limitations. Either way you will need to stick with softer foods and limit what (and how) you eat to a certain extent. Follow-up with your provider on the details to ensure you are okay.
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Dr. Gary Sandleranswered
Dentistry 56 years experience
Post op: Yes, you can eat and drink without the denture even though the teeth were extracted 3 days ago if you're too uncomfortable to eat with them temporarily. Just try to eat softer foods and avoid that area as much as possible. Keep trying to put the dentures in to eat as the area heals. Call your own dentist with any questions you have concerning this and a follow up evaluation.
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Dr. Robert Douglasanswered
Orthodontics 53 years experience
Yes: Be careful not to bite on the area where the stitches are and rinse your mouth after eating.
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