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A 21-year-old female asked:

I got my wisdom teeth extracted 6 days ago and i would like to start eating regular food. would i be able to start eating solid food again?

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Dr. Gary Sandler
Dentistry 56 years experience
Should be fine: I see no reason not to at this time, unless you had specific problems with healing. It's always best to ask the dentist who actually did the procedure rather than relying on internet advice from doctors or others who never saw you.
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Dr. Kirk Yen
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Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 40 years experience
Go slow: Absence of bleeding and tight jaw muscles, i would start with mechanical soft diet first. If it is tolerable, over the next 2-3 days slowly increase the diet to include more chewy/harder diet. Always keep the extraction sites clean after meals. Gum tissue healing may take 3 to 4 weeks, so be careful till then.
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Last updated Dec 29, 2017

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