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How Long Until You Can Eat Normal Food After Wisdom Teeth
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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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
I'm wondering how long was it until you can start eating normally after your wisdom teeth extraction?
Depends: This will depend on the amount of pain you are having and the nature of the extraction. If you are still having pain then keep the soft diet. Build up, to, normal foods as you start to, heal and have little pain.. This will differ for everyone. Use your common sense , if it hurts then don't eat it , wait a few more days. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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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Whenever you want: Everyone responds differently following the removal of teeth. Some patients start with a liquid or soft diet immediately following surgery and advance their diet as tolerated. Other patients may resume their normal diet immediately. Your appetite and level of discomfort while eating are your best measures for progressing to a normal diet. ...Read more
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
Spicy food: One week should be enough to avoid the sting from spicy food! ...Read more
Usually after 24-48: Hours you can begin to eat more normally. After wisdom tooth surgery i tell my patients to stay with liquids and very soft food for 24 hours and then move into your regular diet over the next few days. You may read my detailed oral surgery post op suggestions at www.Drleehinson.Com and go to post operative section. Good luck! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
That varies: There is a wide range of post operative healing outcomes based both upon the type of extraction\impaction and the recuperative powers of the individual. For a simple wisdom tooth extraction, you can probably resume normal eating habits within a day or two; for a severe impaction, it might take a week or more. See how it goes, use your own judgment and also ask the surgeon. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Soon: There is no specific time frame, but sooner is better. The food debris that remains in your mouth after you eat--especially the sugary stuff--is just fodder for bacterial activity. The sooner you brush, the sooner you remove much of that debris and the bacterial coatings on your teeth, tongue, cheeks, and gums. ...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
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
As soon as you can: You may want to begin with a soft diet immediately following surgery, while your mouth is still numb. As the anesthetic begins to wear off, you can advance your diet as tolerated. Staying hydrated is important, so an adequate fluid intake is important. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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