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How long before i can eat after tooth extraction?

How long before i can eat after tooth extraction?

When no bleeding: Wait until the bleeding has stopped before you eat anything. Then only have soft foods for the first few days. Follow the instructions you were given when you had the extraction. Call the dentist if you have concerns. ...Read more

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Dr. Lawrence Kessler
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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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How long till you can eat after tooth extraction?

How long till you can eat after tooth extraction?

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 more

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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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How long should I wait to drink soda after my wisdom teeth extraction?

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How long should I wait to drink soda after my wisdom teeth extraction?

24-48 hours: At least 24-48 hours after the wisdom teeth extraction, you should avoid very hot or cold drinks,including sodas and solid foods. Take care. ...Read more

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How soon can I drink soda after wisdom tooth removal?

How soon can I drink soda after wisdom tooth removal?

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 more

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I'm wondering how long after wisdom teeth extraction can I eat normally?

I'm wondering how long after wisdom teeth extraction can I eat normally?

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

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How long do I have to wait to drink carbonated drinks after a wisdom tooth extraction?

How long do I have to wait to drink carbonated drinks after a wisdom tooth extraction?

48 hours: The carbonation can dislodge the clot so i would recommend waiting 48 hours before using these drinks. ...Read more

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How much time can I stay on painkillers after tooth extraction?

How much time can I stay on painkillers after tooth extraction?

Pain killers: We always want to have our patients take the lowest effective pain medication for the shortest amount of time. Your own dentist can help you do that. Call the office and ask to discuss this issue with your own dentist. ...Read more

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How long do I have to wait to drink alcohol after wisdom teeth extraction?

How long do I have to wait to drink alcohol after wisdom teeth extraction?

Wait a while: Mixing alchohol with narcotics is a recipe for disaster. If you were put to sleep for the procedure, the medications will still be in your system until metabolized. ...Read more

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How long do I have to wait to drink alcohol after tooth extraction?

How long do I have to wait to drink alcohol after tooth extraction?

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 more

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How long after wisdom teeth extractions can I smoke?

How long after wisdom teeth extractions can I smoke?

No: Smoking is not recommende by any doctor.Especially after any surgery in the mouth, as smoking tends to delay the healing of surgical wound. ...Read more

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How long before it's safe to drink alcohol after tooth extraction?

How long before it's safe to drink alcohol after tooth extraction?

Wait 72 hours: As long as you are not taking any medications like opioids or antibiotics. After 72 hours you should be able to consume alcohol responsibly. ...Read more

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How long does it take to recover after wisdom teeth extraction?

How long does it take to recover after wisdom teeth extraction?

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 more

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After wisdom tooth extraction how long do I have to go without smoking?

After wisdom tooth extraction how long do I have to go without smoking?

A few days minimum: Usually it's about a week, but minimum 3-4 days. If you can quit smoking, of course it's the ideal choice. ...Read more

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How long after wisdom tooth extraction should I wait before drinking with a straw?

3-4 days: It is recommended not to drink from a straw for 3-4 days after a tooth extraction because that is the peak time when a dry socket can occur. ...Read more

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How long before i can chew food after wisdom teeth removal?

How long before i can chew food after wisdom teeth removal?

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

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How long do I have to wait after a tooth extraction before i can have carbonated drinks?

Not long: The carbonation will have no affect on the extraction site and there is no need to delay drinking carbonated drinks any longer than non-carbonated. ...Read more

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How long after a filling can I chew gum?

How long after a filling can I chew gum?

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

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I'm wondering how long after wisdom teeth extraction can I eat normal foods?

I'm wondering how long after wisdom teeth extraction can I eat normal foods?

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

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