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when can you eat regular food after wisdom tooth extraction.

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Dr. Adam King
Dr. Adam King answered
14 years experience Internal Medicine and Pediatrics
Soon: Once the pain and bleeding starts to improve you can start with a soft diet and advance as your mouth allows. You'll be eating a normal diet before you know it!
Answered on Oct 3, 2020
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Dr. R Lee Hinson
37 years experience Dentistry
My recommendation: Is 24-48 hours. Liqiuds and very soft food first, then ease into "normal". Your surgeon should have given specific instructions on food, please follow those. Nutrition is important. Good luck.
Answered on Jul 5, 2013
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Dr. Sandra Eleczko
35 years experience Dentistry
3-4 days: I usually recommend a soft diet for 2-3 days following extraction but this depends on the extraction itself. Each peson heals differently so after a couple of days you can start eating foods that you can tolerate. Avoid hard chewy, chrunchy, and spicy foods until you are feeling better.
Answered on Nov 17, 2018
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