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After wisdom tooth extraction, when can i start eating solid food?

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Dr. James Bates
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 36 years experience
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!
Dr. Jeffrey Krantz
Dentistry 9 years experience
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.

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A 36-year-old member asked:

Wanted to know if i can eat solid food the day after a wisdom tooth extraction?

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Dr. Nathan Pfister
Dentistry 12 years experience
Eat after extraction: Do you feel lucky. Are you a gambler. It's risky and could end u back in dr office with dry socket. If you can control where the food goes while chewing and you do nothing to disrupt blood clot theoretically you should be fine. It's the swishing, spitting, sucking and food going into area and tongue that mess thinks up.
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A 19-year-old female asked:

How long should I wait to eat solid foods after a wisdom tooth extraction? I had one yesterday.

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Dr. Paul Grin
Pain Management 36 years experience
48-72 hours: Wisdom teeth extraction limits your diet the most during the first 48 hours after surgery. After the first couple of days, you can begin to eat solid food. Take care.
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A 18-year-old female asked:

When can you eat regular food after wisdom tooth extraction.

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Dr. Adam King
Internal Medicine and Pediatrics 15 years experience
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!
West Columbia, SC
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Are there any foods I shouldn't eat following a wisdom tooth extraction?

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Dr. Kasra Tajik
Dentistry 7 years experience
Nothing sharp: You don't want east anything that can break in to small sharp pieces like chips or nuts.

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