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How long until I can eat or drink after a tooth extraction?

How long until I can eat or drink after a tooth extraction?

Immediately: If you are prescribed pain medication to take postoperatively, you should eat and/or drink before taking any pain medication to avoid the potential for nausea. You may wish to start out with soft food and advance as tolerated. If your question pertains to drinking alcoholic beverages after the extraction, do not take any pain medication and consume alcoholic beverages at the same time. ...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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Can i drink coffee five hours after a tooth extraction and with new partial dentures?

Can i drink coffee five hours after a tooth extraction and with new partial dentures?

Be careful: After a tooth extraction be careful eating and drinking liquids. The extraction site needs to heal properly and be left undisturbed and as clear of debris. Consult your dentist to determine what is allowable under your situation. ...Read more

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Dealing with Wisdom Teeth (Checklist)

See dentist/oral surgeon for evaluation
Once
Have wisdom teeth extracted if unable to maintain or impacted
Once
Take NSAIDs if dealing with pain/swelling from wisdom teeth
Daily
Rinse with warm salty water if experiencing gum swelling around teeth
Daily
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Can i drink and smoke after wisdom tooth extraction?

Can i drink and smoke after wisdom tooth extraction?

No smoking: Do not smoke after wisdom tooth extraction. You increase the chance of very painful dry socket. Follow the directions from the dentist or oral surgeon that did the extraction. Eat a soft diet, drinking is ok but avoid alcohol while taking pain medications. ...Read more

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Dealing with Wisdom Teeth (Checklist)

If they're malpositioned or impacted discuss removal with your dentist
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Make sure you take care of them like any other tooth in the mouth
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If removal becomes necessary, see an oral surgeon for consultation
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Why exactly are you not supposed to drink with a straw after a tooth extraction?

Why exactly are you not supposed to drink with a straw after a tooth extraction?

Clot dislodgment: The answer given by another doctor is not quite accurate, as it states it will cause bleeding from the root. I understand what the person is thinking i suppose, but extraction of a tooth means the crown and the root. The reason is: sucking pressure can easily dislodge a recent clot, thereby exposing alveolar bone to the oral environment, it is called a dry socket. Clot loss due to suction. ...Read more

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How long do I have to wait to start drinking liquids after a tooth extraction?

How long do I have to wait to start drinking liquids after a tooth extraction?

Same day: You can drink within hours after a tooth extraction. However avoid the use of a straw for a few days to prevent any dry socket. ...Read more

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Dealing with Wisdom Teeth (Checklist)

If partially erupted, keep them clean to prevent a local infection
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If erupted but endangering other teeth, have them removed
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If impacted, have them checked yearly for cysts & if found remove
Yearly
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Can i drink alocohol and fizzy juice through a straw a week and 4 days after a tooth extraction with no concerns?

Can i drink alocohol and fizzy juice through a straw a week and 4 days after a tooth extraction with no concerns?

Probably: Assuming your healing proceeded normally, you are far enough post-op that the no-straw period has expired. You should be fine.. ...Read more

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