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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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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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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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Is it possible for me to eat raw salmon after wisdom tooth extraction?

Is it possible for me to eat raw salmon after wisdom tooth extraction?

Eat well: After wisdom tooth extraction, it is common that patients ask what are good / bad to eat. In general, it is best to select food that feels comfortable to healing tissue: avoid hard, crunchy food. If your socket is open, do not eat small particle food such as couscous/seeds as they get packed. Raw salmon should not be an issue. However, make sure you eat clean, high-quality food for quick healing. ...Read more

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How do I get food out of a hole in my gums? After wisdom tooth extraction.

How do I get food out of a hole in my gums? After wisdom tooth extraction.

Food in socket: It is always best to first consult with your own dentist for advice and instructions. Having said that: if the tooth was removed within the last 48 hours, just rinse as thoroughly as you can and don't be too concerned if there is still some food or debris in the socket. If it's after 48 hours, you can use an ear bulb syringe filled with water from your local drug store or supermarket-- GENTLY. ...Read more

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