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How long should I wait after wisdom teeth extraction to eat normal food?

How long should I wait after wisdom teeth extraction to eat normal food?

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

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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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After removing wisdom teeth, when can I eat normal foods again?

After removing wisdom teeth, when can I eat normal foods again?

It can vary: After having wisdom teeth removed, you should start off with a soft diet and advance to solid foods as you can tolerate. Every patient is different as are their eating patterns following surgery. Some patients may fee they can only tolerate soft foods for the first week, while other patients resume their regular diet immediately following surgery. ...Read more

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How long does it make for someone to eat hard food after getting their wisdom teeth out?

How long does it make for someone to eat hard food after getting their wisdom teeth out?

It varies: Returning to a normal diet following the removal of wisdom teeth may vary from person to person. Some patients resume eating solid food immediately following surgery, while others may have to wait several days before attempting solid food. The number of teeth removed, their location and difficulty in removal can also affect when you want to try attempting a normal diet. ...Read more

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How long after getting my wisdom teeth removed do I have to wait to eat regular food?

How long after getting my wisdom teeth removed do I have to wait to eat regular food?

Not too long: You should be able to start eating regular food as tolerated within the first week. Unless your dentist has specified a particular amount of time. ...Read more

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I got my wisdom teeth removed 3 days ago and I feel no pain and everything is beginning to feel normal. When can I eat regular food again?

I got my wisdom teeth removed 3 days ago and I feel no pain and everything is beginning to feel normal. When can I eat regular food again?

Eating after surgery: You can eat now whatever you are able to that doesn't cause discomfort but I would avoid small seeds, chips, popcorn or nuts that could get lodged in the extraction sites. ...Read more

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How long after you get your wisdom teeth out can you eat solid food?

How long after you get your wisdom teeth out can you eat solid food?

Varies: Depends on the complexity of extractions. How many extracted. If both sides wisdom teeth were extracted the same time or just one side. If have limited mouth opening. May take upto 24 to 48 hours but if only one side and are able to open mouth. Can start chewing solid on other side after anesthesia wears off. Also depends on kind ofaanesthesia. If had IV sedation would take more time.. ...Read more

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How long should I wait to eat spicy foods after getting wisdom teeth pulled?

How long should I wait to eat spicy foods after getting wisdom teeth pulled?

3-4 days: It is recommended to avoid spicy foods, alcohol, and smoking for the first few days. You'd should avoid spicy also ingredients or tomato sauces that might cause stinging or irritation in your injured gums. ...Read more

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I'm wondering how long until I can eat solid foods after extraction of 4 wisdom teeth?

I'm wondering how long until I can eat solid foods after extraction of 4 wisdom teeth?

Depends: It will depend upon how difficult the extractions were... Some can eat in 24 hours others may need to wait 6 weeks to avoid a fractured mandible. Check with your dentist to be sure. ...Read more

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I got my wisdom teeth removed on april 23rd I was wondering how long I have to wait until I can eat food like meats and pasta.

I got my wisdom teeth removed on april 23rd I was wondering how long I have to wait until I can eat food like meats and pasta.

Return to normal: That depends upon the difficulty of the extraction, your body's recuperative powers and most importantly the advice of the surgeon who actually treated you. Call and ask. ...Read more

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I got 4 wisdom teeth removed on Wednesday at 130 pm. It is now Saturday at 7 pm. Is it okay to smoke? Also can I eat normal foods?

I got 4 wisdom teeth removed on Wednesday at 130 pm. It is now Saturday at 7 pm. Is it okay to smoke? Also can I eat normal foods?

Exception:1Cohiba/wk: No, after you've had four wisdom teeth removed you can't smoke. Ever. And don't whine about it. You've gotten this far, keep going. Cheaper, healthier, better for the environment and your breath and teeth and the air of those near and dear to you. Progress with the food, see how it goes, just be careful, start softer (cooked veggies, etc) and save the rib eye for a week or two. ...Read more

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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.

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

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I had all 4 of my wisdom teeth pulled last friday the swelling went down and everything and I've been on soft food diet is it safe to eat normal food now?

I had all 4 of my wisdom teeth pulled last friday the swelling went down and everything and I've been on soft food diet is it safe to eat normal food now?

Unless specifically: Unless specifically advised otherwise, it is permissible to resume normal eating after a few days of good healing. Since you experience diminished swelling, it is best to start taking as nutritious foods as possible. I hope that, by saying "normal food", you have meant clean, well-balanced, fresh food. Make sure to eat high quality fresh food for improved healing. Contact your dentist for more qs. ...Read more

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2 top wisdom teeth pulled out 3 days ago when can I start drinking soda with a straw or eat a salad with lime dressing or normal food, can I floss?

4 days after: Do not use straws for 4 days after removal of your wisdom teeth. The sucking motion can cause more bleeding by dislodging the blood clot followed by dry socket. ...Read more

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How long after wisdom teeth removal should I wait to eat solid foods & how long can pain last? Still in pain after 4 days. Vicodin just makes sleepy,

How long after wisdom teeth removal should I wait to eat solid foods & how long can pain last? Still in pain after 4 days. Vicodin just makes sleepy,

When pain decreases: You can eat solids when it is comfortable to do so. Normal to have some pain after 4 days. If the pain has gotten worse recently, it is probably a dry socket and you need to see the treating dentist tor evaluation/treatment. ...Read more

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How long before I can you eat again normally after getting my wisdom teeth out?

Every situation vari: It depends on how fast you heal. If you can ovoid getting food trapped in the healing sockets you will heal much faster where you can eat normally. Eat soft foods irrigating with a syringe tip a few days after your surgery if there is a hole to irrigate. Be sure and see your surgeon for a post op visit. ...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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I wanted to know when can I eat regular food after wisdom teeth pull?

I wanted to know when can I eat regular food after wisdom teeth pull?

Soon: Usually you can eat regular although soft food the evening after the surgery. I would start with some clear liquids to avoid any nausea and then you can progress to soft regular food and then to regular food as you feel you can. ...Read more

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What's a way to eat food after wisdom teeth removal?

What's a way to eat food after wisdom teeth removal?

Start slowly: Nutrition is important for wound healing after surgery. Start with a soft diet and drink plenty of fluids. You can advance your diet and types of food as tolerated. Some people eat a regular diet immediately following surgery, while others may be more cautious and not try to resume their normal diet for several days after surgery. ...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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Can you let me know how many weeks should I wait till I could eat tough food after wisdom teeth extraction?

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

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When can you eat solid food after wisdom teeth extraction?

When can you eat solid food after wisdom teeth extraction?

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

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Please suggest what foods can I eat after having all 4 wisdom teeth surgically removed?

Softer diet: Initially I would try to maintain your liquid intake and soften your diet until your mouth feels better. Your dentist can better address this question depending on your particular circumstances. ...Read more

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What are some good foods to help ease the pain/easy to eat while my wisdom teeth are erupting?

See a dentist Now: If you have pain from erupting third molar teeth that could indicate the need to open the gum to permit the eruption. If your gum is too tough it will hurt and could create an infection that is extremely painful. Pain means the body is tellinfg you that you need help, now. ...Read more

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What to do if I just got my wisdom teeth out. What foods are the best to eat, and what should I avoid?

Start out with soft: After having four wisdom teeth removed, your lower jaw, tongue, teeth, and lip will be numb. The back of your upper jaw on both sides will also be numb. I would recommend that you start out with soft food, and advance your diet as tolerated, staying away from extremely hot temperature foods and drinks while your mouth is still numb. I would also avoid nuts as they can get trapped in the sites. ...Read more

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Why are my wisdom teeth sometimes hard to eat like hard or soft food? And thanks for helping with my question

Why are my wisdom teeth sometimes hard to eat like hard or soft food? And thanks for helping with my question

Teething: You're teething at 17 years old, with your wisdom teeth that is. There may be a bit of tissue covering the teeth which gets traumatized when you eat. Make an appointment with a local dentist to have the teeth evaluated. ...Read more

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What are foods I can eat after having a wisdom teeth extraction?

What are foods I can eat after having a wisdom teeth extraction?

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

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I had my wisdom teeth removed Wednesday. When can I start eating normal foods?

I had my wisdom teeth removed Wednesday. When can I start eating normal foods?

Soon...: It all depends on what you refer to as normal. I usually tell my patients who have impacted wisdom teeth removed to stick to a soft food diet; scrambled eggs, yogurt, cottage cheese, soup not too hot, soft bread etc. For a week and keep your mouth as clean as possible with an antibacterial mouth rinse known as Peridex (chlorhexidine gluconate) (prescription), warm salt water rinses or 50/50 hydrogen peroxide and H20 ...Read more

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How long after wisdom teeth surgery should I start eating hard foods again because I'm getting sick of the soft food diet?

How long after wisdom teeth surgery should I start eating hard foods again because I'm getting sick of the soft food diet?

Oral Surgery post-op: Generally, most patients can resume their normal diet in about a week, though it is important to try and observe a soft diet for the first 48-72 hours following oral surgery. If your still unsure, consult with your dentist or oral surgeon regarding their post-operative recommendations. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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