U.S. doctors online nowAsk doctors free
A 33-year-old member asked:

How long before i can start eating more solid food after getting all 4 of my wisdom teeth taken out ?

3 doctor answers6 doctors weighed in
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
Dentistry 42 years experience
When you're healed: Everyone heals at a different pace, so an exact time cannot be given. Usually a couple of days should be fine, but for some people it takes more than a week.
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
Dr. Daniel Quon
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 44 years experience
Whenever you want to: Patients think they cannot eat after having wisdom teeth removed, and some do not because they are still numb or afraid of possible pain. Many of my patients have told me that after having four wisdom teeth removed, they stopped enroute home to eat a hamburger or other fast food and that surgery never affected their diet. Start out with soft foods and advance to solid food as you can tolerate.
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
Dr. R Lee Hinson
Dentistry 40 years experience
Good nutrition is very important during healing
Jun 9, 2013
Dr. Tarek Hamid
Dentistry 11 years experience
24/48 hours: You can eat solid food right after or when your numbness goes away. But in general we avoid rough and grainy foods as it might get wedged in the sockets or pop sutures if you have sutures after extraction.
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.

Related questions

A 42-year-old member asked:
I got 4 impacted wisdom teeth taken out today, will i be able to eat solid foods?
2 doctor answers2 doctors weighed in
A 32-year-old member asked:
Wisdom teeth removed a day ago, when can I eat solid foods and meals?
1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
A 46-year-old member asked:
When can I chew regular solids foods after wisdom teeth extractions?
2 doctor answers4 doctors weighed in
Last updated Jul 3, 2020


Content on HealthTap (including answers) should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment, and interactions on HealthTap do not create a doctor-patient relationship. Never disregard or delay professional medical advice in person because of anything on HealthTap. Call your doctor or 911 if you think you may have a medical emergency.