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After Tooth Extraction When Can I Eat
Softer foods first: The best answer can be obtained from the surgeon. That surgeon knows your particular situation and its associated risks. However, in general, you should eat softer and non-crunchy foods for at least a few days. With wisdom teeth extraction this time period may well exceed five weeks. For teeth extracted more towards the front of the mouth there is less risk of a problem and less restrictions.. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
PO Instructions: Eat a soft diet for a few days. Chew on the opposite side. Start rinsing gently with salt water the next day. Don't play with the surtures. Pain should slowly subside over a few days. If begins to intensify, call the dentist you could have a dry socket. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Depends: Fluids and calories are important for healing. At least wait until the local anesthesia wears off. Then, if the extractions were just on one side of the mouth, you can carefully eat on the other side of your mouth. If teeth were extracted from both sides of the mouth, like 4 wisdom teeth, i recommend clear then full liquids the first day, then soft foods for 4 to 7 days. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Follow dentist's: Written instructions after an extraction. Avoid strenuous activity to include heavy lifting. Just plan to take it easy. Avoid activities that create suction (smoking or sucking from a straw). Don't swish vigorously. Avoid alcohol ; hot beverages. A soft or liquid diet would be good 48 hours. Your dentist/ oral surgeon likely provided you w gauze to apply pressure with if you start bleeding. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
2 hours: You can begin eating most any food that is comfortable once the anesthetic has worn off. You will likely get part of the chips in the extraction site, but you should avoid trying to flush them out for 24-48 hours. Better to stay with a soft diet for 24-48 to avoid accumulation of food in the extraction site. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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