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What should I eat after a tooth extraction?

What should I eat after a tooth extraction?

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 more

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Tooth Extraction (Definition)

Tooth extraction means removing an entire tooth or teeth from the jawbone. ...Read more


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Do's and dont's after a tooth extraction? What can I eat or not eat?

Do's and dont's after a tooth extraction? What can I eat or not eat?

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 more

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How long till you can eat after tooth extraction?

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 more

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Please advise if it's okay to eat sweets after a tooth extraction?

It is OK: Soft, cold food and liquids can be consumed on the day of surgery. Sweets don't damage anything, but you should avoid chewing sharp or hard objects at the surgical site for several days. Take care. ...Read more

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How long before i can eat after tooth extraction?

When no bleeding: Wait until the bleeding has stopped before you eat anything. Then only have soft foods for the first few days. Follow the instructions you were given when you had the extraction. Call the dentist if you have concerns. ...Read more

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When to eat chips after tooth extraction?

When to eat chips after tooth extraction?

Wait awhile....: You should not eat chips for at least several days after a tooth extraction. Wait until the tooth socket is well on its way to healing or chew on the other side of your mouth. ...Read more

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Why can't i eat hard foods after tooth extraction?

TLC: You don't want to irritate the extraction site al all. Soft foods don't take much chewing force and tend to allow the wound to heal more quickly. ...Read more

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When is it safe to & what to eat after tooth extraction?

When is it safe to & what to eat after tooth extraction?

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 more

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When can I eat potato chips or tortilla chips after a tooth extraction?

When can I eat potato chips or tortilla chips after a tooth extraction?

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 more

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