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A 25-year-old female asked:

I had all 4 wisdom teeth out tuesday. when can i eat solid foods? a couple teeth where impacted and have stitches

3 doctor answers5 doctors weighed in
Dr. Alvaro Lazo
Dentistry 25 years experience
Hygiene: You cam start eating hard food anytime. However exercise care and good hygiene3 around ext area.
Dr. Steven Koos
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 22 years experience
I would refrain: From solids because of the fact that you have had sutures placed. A general rule that i like to instruct my patients with the consistency of their diet post wisdom teeth removal is "with sutures placed, for the first week, only eat foods that you can easily separate with a fork" pasta, scrambled eggs, fish, etc.
Dr. James Courey
Specializes in Prosthodontics
Depends: Mostly it depends how you feel. You should avoid chewing on those areas with stitches..Do this by eating food from a fork in small bites. Avoid nuts, seeds, chips, or other crunchy foods that can injure the wounds or get lodged in the wounds. This can cause unnecessary complications with healing. Good choices are eggs, boneless chicken and fish, potatoes, plain pasta, and other low acid food.

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