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How Long After Tooth Extraction Can I Drink
Depends: Fluids and calories are important for healing. At least wait until the local anesthesia wears off. Then, if the extractions were just on one side of the mouth, you can carefully eat on the other side of your mouth. If teeth were extracted from both sides of the mouth, like 4 wisdom teeth, i recommend clear then full liquids the first day, then soft foods for 4 to 7 days. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Time to quit!: Now would be a great time to quit drinking soda. The high sugar content in regular soda is very destructive to the teeth. And diet soda contains acids that are caustic to dental enamel. Lastly, whatever you drink, don't use a straw, which can dislodge the blood clot that forms to start the healing process. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
24 hours: After extracting a tooth or following any type of surgery in your mouth, it is advisable to wait at least 24 hours before having an alcoholic beverage. This would allow the blood clot to develop well, where the surgery was carried out. However if you were prescribed an antibiotic or pain medication then no alcohol use until the prescription is completed. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Varies: Every patient responds and recovers differently from any surgical procedure. Recovery may be dependent upon the degree of difficulty of your surgery, your health and your perception and tolerance to pain. One patient may have four impacted wisdom teeth removed and have no down time while another patient can have an erupted tooth removed and require several days of recovery. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
3-4 days.: Follow the instructions given by the dentist or oral surgeon. Typically the first few days eat soft foods and when you are more comfortable you can transition to normal foods. Everyone is different. Eat what you are comfortable eating just don't overdo it. ...Read more
That depends: That depends on the type of filling. If it is an amalgam (silver) filling i would wait a couple of hours. If it is a bonded composite (white) filling you don't really have to wait at all. If they made you numb i would wait at least until the numb feeling goes away so you do not accidently bite yourself. If it was a very large filling, regardless of type, i would avoid chewing very hard gum balls. ...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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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