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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
No straws: It's best not to suck anything through a straw for several days after any kind of tooth extraction. You can dislodge the clot and cause a delay in healing. But be sure to drink plenty of fluids! ...Read more
Do you have to wait a full two weeks to drink through a straw after wisdom tooth removal? Or is a week and a half okay?
Better safe...: Than sorry...No one can tell you that one and a half weeks is ok, because if something happens, they are now responsible :) listen to your dentist! Is it that important to have a drink through a straw anyways!?! ...Read more
72 hours: You should be fine about 3 days after the extraction. ...Read more
Ask your dentist/OS: Possibly. But I would go by the post-op instructions of the your dentist/OS whom extracted the tooth/teeth. Make sure you do not drink through a straw...sucking in can actually affect healing and can possibly result in a dry socket. ...Read more
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
Trick Question?: A patient once asked me if he could play the trombone after having a wisdom tooth removed, and I said yes after he recovered. He said, "Good, because I never could play it before". If you previously consumed alcohol, you should be safe to resume one week after surgery as long as you are not taking pain meds. ...Read more
48 hours: The carbonation can dislodge the clot so I would recommend waiting 48 hours before using these drinks. ...Read more
Is it ok drink coffee after wisdom tooth extraction? They had to cut the gum and break the tooth into pieces, I have suture. It's been 36 hours.
OK: It should be ok. Make sure it is not too hot and do not over do it. Take care. ...Read more
Preop/Postop ins: These matters should be explained in your post op instruction, i.e. What to do after the surgery... Eat balance meal. Soft food preferably on the first day. Avoid nut, taco, chips, and sharp food that may injure the inflamed tissue. Take a lot of fluid. Keep the surgical area clean. Call your dentist. ...Read more
Yes, it is OK: However, it is important to avoid eating crunchy, spicy, or difficult-to-chew foods. The food must be soft and easy to eat. ...Read more
Like what?: By 6 days you should feel pretty normal. I'm not sure what you are asking. ...Read more
Can be revised: It depends upon how long ago the extraction was done. A residual operculum is not very unusual and typically they reshape to a minimal form that does not need treatment. Occasionally, they need revision which is often done with a laser. Very quick, simple and minimal post op issue. I would suggest to wait about 6 months post surgery before a revision unless it is very bothersome. ...Read more
See your surgeon: Dry socket is the most common complication following removal of wisdom teeth. See your surgeon for diagnosis and dry socket treatment. ...Read more
After the removal of your tooth your salivary glands become more active as part of the bodies healing process. There will be a combination of saliva and bleeding after the extraction.
You should be rinsing your mouth out with salt water to keep food out of the extraction sites.
Things will return to normal over time depending on how difficult the extraction was. ...Read more
At this point: At this point it might not matter. However, you should notify your dentist and ask when he\she wants to see you for a post operative visit. ...Read more
?: Please be more specific about your quesiton ...Read more
Yes: Many times stiches will speed the healing time, . ...Read more
Swollen sac: Sounds like a possible infection especially if the side of your face with the swelling is warmer than the other side so see your surgeon ASAP to have the area looked at. ...Read more
You will be fine: If a stitch is lost, it is not a big deal at all. The extraction site will heal fine. ...Read more
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