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When can you eat regular food after wisdom tooth extraction.

When can you eat regular food after wisdom tooth extraction.

3-4 days: I usually recommend a soft diet for 2-3 days following extraction but this depends on the extraction itself. Each peson heals differently so after a couple of days you can start eating foods that you can tolerate. Avoid hard chewy, chrunchy, and spicy foods until you are feeling better. ...Read more

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Wisdom Tooth Extraction (Definition)

This simply means removal of the wisdom teeth which are the third (and sometimes fourth molars). Molars are the bigger teeth toward the back of your mouth, and we count them ...Read more


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What are good foods to eat after having a wisdom tooth extraction so particles won't get in the socket? besides yogurt, ice cream, soup mashed potatos

What are good foods to eat after having a wisdom tooth extraction so particles won't get in the socket? besides yogurt, ice cream, soup mashed potatos

Ensure, etc: Smoothies , shakes, nutrition drinks (Ensure,etc) are good too...just don't use a straw for the first few days as it may cause the blood clot to come out and can result in a dry socket. And drink plenty of fluids to stay hydrated. ...Read more

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How long do I need to wait to be able to eat solid food after wisdom tooth extraction? Do milk have any side effect?

How long do I need to wait to be able to eat solid food after wisdom tooth extraction? Do milk have any side effect?

Few days: If you didn't get specific instructions from your dentist or oral surgeon, eat soft foods for a few days until the area has started healing. Then start adding more solid foods slowly, and as long as your gums don't become more painful or start bleeding, then you can continue to add more solid foods until you are back to eating your regular diet. ...Read more

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Is it safe or healthy to eat any greasy foods 3 days after a lower wisdom tooth extraction?

Carefully: Keep any food out of the socket area. If you lose the blood clot, you will get a dry socket and be in pain for a few weeks. Cut things up very small and chew on other side. Carefully rinse gently after eating. If you think it is a bad idea to do something -- it probably is ! good luck. ...Read more

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

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

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. ...Read more

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

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

Usually: If you can and want to, sure. Your dentist should supply you with oral and\or written instructions as to what to do, not to do, and possibly recommended choices of solid and liquid nourishment. ...Read more

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Hi docs! what could i do/eat after wisdom tooth extraction?

Hi docs! what could i do/eat after wisdom tooth extraction?

Be Careful: First 1-3 days keep anything with pieces or bits in it out of the mouth. Prime example: chicken noodle soup ! the pieces get in the extraction sit, dissolve/disrupt the clot and you get a dry socket. Broth, applesause, mashed potatoes, scrambled eggs, yogurt without seeds/bits, smoothie ( no berries), pudding, jello, etc.Work your way up to regular diet in the following days--be sensible.Good luck. ...Read more

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I wanted to know when can I start eating normal food after wisdom tooth extraction?

I wanted to know when can I start eating normal food after wisdom tooth extraction?

No delays: You can start eating right away, just be careful of potato chips, popcorn etc. These can cut the gums/clot and cause further bleeding. ...Read more

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I'm wondering how long after wisdom tooth extraction can I eat sunflower seeds?

I'm wondering how long after wisdom tooth extraction can I eat sunflower seeds?

After extractions: It would be best to wait until the socket closes before eating such foods. This may take 1-2 weeks. It's always a good policy to follow the directions of the dentist who actually performed the procedure and is responsible for your care. ...Read more

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Dumb question but is it ok to eat popcorn 3 months after wisdom tooth extraction? Some friends waited 6 months but I'm craving popcorn

Dumb question but is it ok to eat popcorn 3 months after wisdom tooth extraction? Some friends waited 6 months but I'm craving popcorn

Eat what you want: As long as your mouth doesn't hurt you can eat whatever you want. If you're really anxious about this then call the dental surgeon who extracted your wisdom tech and ask. ...Read more

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