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Best Foods To Eat 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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Postop Diet: You should be on a strictly liquid diet the first couple of days, followed by a very soft, non-chewing diet for at least a week. It's not in your best interest to eat normal solid food for at least a week or two after having your wisdom teeth surgically removed. Ask your oral surgeon and follow their instructions! ...Read more
You: You are making me hungry. Some of my favorites. If you feel up to it, sure. Follow directions given to you by your dentist. ...Read more
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
How to treat a gap between molars after wisdom tooth extraction? It is holding big chunks of foods that I can only remove by flossing. Very annoying.
Thorough exam needed: See your dentist-to determine why the gap developed. Teeth require force to move and reduced bone support allows for lesser force to move teeth. Therefore a dentist needs to determine if you have traumatic occlusion (imperfect bite), periodontal bone loss, decay, broken restoration, or possible harmful habits (like biting on pen or pencil between the 2 teeth will wedge them apart). ...Read more
Usually anything: Usually there are no restrictions other than really hot foods while your mouth is numb and anything that you have to suck through a straw because using a straw could lead to loss of clot and then a dry socket. I also tell people to avoid chips, nachos, etc so they don't cut the extraction site/clot. ...Read more
How long does it take for the holes to close up from wisdom tooth extraction? So I can eat hard stuff
Healing time: It usually takes 4-8 weeks for the extraction site (hole) to actually heal and close up depending on whether some surgery was performed or not. Generally speaking though, after a week or two you can resume your normal eating habits if all of the post-extraction care instructions are followed. ...Read more
Does wisdom tooth extraction site heal over the stuck food particles? If so, what happens to that food?
Healing: Essentially occurs from the bottom up. Food particles are expressed as healing occurs. Follow your treating Dentist or Oral Surgeon's advice about keeping extraction site clean. ...Read more
I had a wisdom tooth extraction 2 weeks ago and there is still a deep hole where it was, no pain but food gets stuck. Will there always be a hole?
For the gums to heal might take 4 or 6 weeks. The reason is they fill in from the bottom up, so the hole in the socket just gets shallower until finally it's all the way filled in. Clean the area gently with a qtip and rinse with mouth wash.
If concerned see your dentist or oral surgeon for post surgery follow up appointment. ...Read more
Had food particles in wisdom tooth extraction site for days and was in pain. Finally got it out by rinsing from side to side. Will it cause an problems?
Rinse: It is normal to get food particles in an extraction site. Normally the Surgoen gives a list of post -op instructions. One of those is to start rinsing with warm salt water 24 hours after your extraction. You should do this after every meal or snack to insure no food particles in the socket. If your pain is subsiding than you are on your way to recovery. If pain is increasing than see your dentist ...Read more
Yes: As long as you maintain the highest hygiene and keep the tissues free of any of the seeds. ...Read more
Wisdom tooth extraction, about 40 hours later. Food stuck in socket and it won't come out with normal rinsing. What can I do?
Get socket cleaned: See a dentist and get the socket cleaned out so that normal healing can occur ...Read more
Soft food: After extraction, eating soft food like noodles--ramen, spaghetti, pho, soba, etc.--is an excellent choice. Make sure food is not too hot. Important: do not slurp noodles but eat like you'd do with pasta. This is because slurping or any sucking motion will cause the clotting blood to come off--a major issue that leads to dry socket! Fyi: ramen has little nutritional value so take supplements also. ...Read more
Lost around 6 pounds in 5 days from 183 to 177.5 IBS it natural to lose this much weight after being unable to eat after a wisdom tooth extraction?
Possible: Calories are always burned and if not replaced by eating, will result in weight loss. ...Read more
What type of dentist is best suited for wisdom tooth extraction? I have one upper right, horizontally impacted (i don't want to be put to sleep).
Wisdom teeth: An oral surgeon or an experienced dentist can help. The method of anesthesia that is chosen depends upon various factors. Some patients elect to have the wisdom tooth removed by local anesthetic, but nitrous oxide sedation and intravenous anesthesia are commonly administered. Your dentist will provide you with instructions for before and after the procedure. ...Read more
I had 4 wisdom tooth extraction 5 days ago. I am still having severe headache and dizziness. I am well hydrated and eat well. Why am I feeling unwell?
See below: Contact your oral surgeon or general dentist about any concerns. What are the variables, were the teeth impacted? If so, healing may take longer and be more protracted. ...Read more
My jaw sometimes gets off alignment/locks when I eat or talk since wisdom tooth extraction 2 years ago. Starting to get painful and happen more often?
Go see an oral surg.: Sometimes following oral surgery like having wisdom teeth taken out it can cause a TMJ problem. Go to your dentist and perhaps they treat TMJ disorders or you get referred to an oral surgeon who might recommend an oral splint, physical therapy or some type of joint surgery. You might start out by first taking Ibuprofen 400mg 4 times a day to calm down your joint (S). ...Read more
Wisdom tooth extraction went well, and was also well in 1 week post op checkup. Since then, can food damage the site such as break jaw bone?
No: Eating food should not cause a fracture of your mandible. ...Read more
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