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Eating Pizza After The Wisdom Teeth Extraction
Eat: Yes just be careful, nothing to crunchy or hard. Nothing warmer than room temperature if they were extracted today or yesterday. ...Read more
Mouth (mouth) " n. Pl. Mouths 1. A. The body opening through which an animal takes in food. B. The cavity lying at the upper end of the alimentary canal, bounded on the outside by the lips and inside by the oropharynx and containing in higher vertebrates the tongue, gums, and teeth. C. This cavity regarded as the source of sounds and speech. D. The opening to any cavity or canal ...Read more
Risky: You are placing yourself at greater risk by not waiting about a week. ...Read more
Soft foods: Include ice cream, pudding, jello, yogurt, pancakes, mashed potatoes, scrambled eggs, pasta, etc. Avoid hard, spicy, crunchy foods such as chips or nuts that may disturb the extraction site for at least one week. After the third day, you may eat anything you wish, unless given other specific instructions by the doctor. No alcoholic beverages should be consumed for 72 hour. ...Read more
How much time?: Your post did not say. Depending on the severity of the extraction, sutures, flap closure, etc, it can take up to a week for the tissues to heal enough to eat 'normal foods'. Use your best judgment depending on how you feel and consult with your oral surgeon if you have further concerns. ...Read more
Post Op Instructions: That depends upon what you call normal and the difficulty of the extraction, along with your medical history. You should discuss this with the dentist who will be or has removed your teeth. Written and oral instructions are usually given to patients following the procedure. ...Read more
Depends on the difficulty of the extraction and your own tolerance level.
Trial and error is the best way to determine if you are ready but it generally takes 5-7 days. ...Read more
It May Depend: How soon you can eat "normal" foods following wisdom teeth removal may depend on how many teeth were removed as well as the location of the teeth (one side of the jaw or both sides). Another possible consideration would be what your consider to be normal foods as we are in a society where diets vary from person to person. ...Read more
Can you let me know how many weeks should I wait till I could eat tough food after wisdom teeth extraction?
Heal before a meal: When area is completely closed over and no opening in gums is present so food or debris can enter than eat your meat. ...Read more
Ask your dentist: Without knowing the particular details of your surgery, it's not a good idea to tell when you should start solid foods again. It will probably depend on how well your pain is controlled and whether your surgical wounds are healing well. Call your dentist or ask them this question if you haven't had your surgery yet. ...Read more
50 hours passed after wisdom teeth extraction, I feel no pain and there is no bleeding at all. Is it safe to eat a sandwich now?
Softer foods: Even though you do not have pain continue to be a bit cautious, especially if you have stitches. Have a sandwich if you can eat this comfortably. Use your common sense when eating during healing. ...Read more
Is it normal to not bein able 2 eat anything solid after wisdom teeth extraction 6days ago due to jaw pain?
Depends on you: What you eat following the removal of wisdom teeth depends on your appetite and what your surgeon advises you. You may want to start with a soft diet and slowly advance it as tolerated. One important point is that before taking any pain medication after surgery, you should eat and/or drink something before taking the pain med. ...Read more
Eating Normally: Eating normally is a statement that is different for every individual. If you mean eating solid hard foods, it may be 1 to 2 weeks after the extractions depending on the degree of difficulty in removing the teeth. Ask the dentist doing the extractions what to expect as far as diet considerations go. ...Read more
Wisdom tooth removal:
Your mouth will be sore following extraction of your wisdom teeth, so perhaps this is his way of warning you to be prepared not to eat. If you are having sedation then you should not eat before your appointment.
Best to clarify this with your dentist before your appointment. ...Read more
I was wondering how long I had to wait to eat foods such as berries with seeds, popcorn, and nuts after a wisdom teeth extraction.
Follow directions.: Many people are fine to resume normal after a few days. It depends on the extent of the surgery and effective wound closure (for your teeth in particular), your immune system, rate of healing, and what you mean by normal foods. Discuss with your surgeon any question prior to your surgery so you can plan to follow post-op instructions closely and heal faster and better. ...Read more
Today makes 8 days since my wisdom teeth extraction can I eat clam chowder and drink soda how about a salad?
Yes, Yes, yes: Eat whatever you want to. Only restriction: if it hurts don't eat it yet. ...Read more
When is it safe to eat crunchy food after top two wisdom teeth extraction? I did not receive stitches and don't want to damage the healing gum
Depends: The best one to answer this question is the Dentist or specialist Oral Surgeon who did the extractions. Hear she knows your situation best. I would, however, give it at least a couple of weeks to begin to heal, longer if possible. ...Read more
Talk to,your dentist: Your dentist or oral surgeon will give you instructions after he extraction. This will vary a bit depending on the procedure used, if it was surgical and you have stitches you will have more pain and a longer healing. You will need to eat soft foods for a few days. ...Read more
Varies: Well, the best answer is that you should never smoke again! However, for a simple wisdom tooth extraction, about 5 days is usually ideal. If the extraction was surgical and complicated, a little longer would be helpful. Most people, however, start smoking the same day, regardless of what their doctor said, & they often have problems healing. Do your best to stop for as long as you can! Good luck. ...Read more
No: No. Increases risk of dry socket and delayed healing. For best results, make sure you are evaluated and treated by an oral surgeon. ...Read more
NSAID's and ice: Just like any other injury (ie sprained ankle) ice is the best method of inflammation reduction. After 3 days, heat is a good method of relief for your symptoms. Non steroidal anti inflammatory drugs such as Ibuprofen (motrin, advil) and Naproxen (aleve) are the most prominent in the class. These act as, not only pain relievers, but for anti inflammation (swelling), as well. Use as recommended. ...Read more
How severe?: I have firsthand experienced getting a numbness in my tongue when my wisdom tooth was extracted at age 17. Half of my tongue was numb for few years and now after 23 years it is much better still not back to normal. It all depends on how severely the nerve is damaged. Sometimes it is very transient lasting from days to months and sometimes for many years. I hope no one ever experiences it! ...Read more
It varies: Depending on how severe the teeth were impacted and how difficult they were to remove, 1-2 weeks would be expected. ...Read more
If you are talking about changing the small, 2x2 sterile gauze given after your extraction, it is best to limit switching. I hope you were given a written post-surgery instruction, but if not, follow: 1) keep your hands clean.
2) fold 2x2 gauze smaller, or into a roll.
3) place over extraction site, and gently bite down to apply pressure.
4) if bleeding continues, get a post-op check. ...Read more
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