A 48-year-old member asked:
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after wisdom tooth extraction, when can i start eating solid food?

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Dr. James Bates
35 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Postop Diet: You should be on a strictly liquid diet the first couple of days, followed by a very soft, non-chewing diet for at least a week. It's not in your best interest to eat normal solid food for at least a week or two after having your wisdom teeth surgically removed. Ask your oral surgeon and follow their instructions!
Answered on Sep 14, 2013
Dr. Jeffrey Krantz
8 years experience Dentistry
By the 3rd day: Usually after two or three days, there will be enough resolution of pain and swelling that the patient can start eating "normally" again.
Answered on May 24, 2019

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