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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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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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Hi, I just got one wisdom teeth pulled out on Thursday, it's been 3days, can I eat solid food now? Its still bleeding little bit

Hi, I just got one wisdom teeth pulled out on Thursday, it's been 3days, can I eat solid food now? Its still bleeding little bit

Not recommended: Avoid hard, crunchy and foods such as chips that may disturb the extraction site for at least 3-7 days. Minimal bleeding may persist for up to 48 hours. If bleeding continues, call your surgeon for further instructions. Take care. ...Read more

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How soon after getting my wisdom teeth out can I start eating solid food again?

How soon after getting my wisdom teeth out can I start eating solid food again?

Depends: If you have stitches and swelling you may want to hold off for a while. You should be able to start eating as soon as you actually feel like you're able to. I would start out with softer things first. ...Read more

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When can I start eating solid food after a wisdom teeth removal?

When can I start eating solid food after a wisdom teeth removal?

Time to Eat: Typically after wisdom teeth extraction solid foods can start slowly being introduced again after 72 hours. It can take longer depending on the degree of difficulty with the extraction. Following the treating doctors instructions is paramount. ...Read more

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How long before I can start eating more solid food after getting all 4 of my wisdom teeth taken out?

How long before I can start eating more solid food after getting all 4 of my wisdom teeth taken out?

24/48 hours: You can eat solid food right after or when your numbness goes away.
But in general we avoid rough and grainy foods as it might get wedged in the sockets or pop sutures if you have sutures after extraction. ...Read more

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I got my wisdom teeth extracted 6 days ago and I would like to start eating regular food. Would I be able to start eating solid food again?

I got my wisdom teeth extracted 6 days ago and I would like to start eating regular food. Would I be able to start eating solid food again?

Should be fine: I see no reason not to at this time, unless you had specific problems with healing. It's always best to ask the dentist who actually did the procedure rather than relying on internet advice from doctors or others who never saw you. ...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 had all 4 wisdom teeth out tuesday. When can I eat solid foods? A couple teeth where impacted and have stitches

Depends: Mostly it depends how you feel. You should avoid chewing on those areas with stitches. Do this by eating food from a fork in small bites. Avoid nuts, seeds, chips, or other crunchy foods that can injure the wounds or get lodged in the wounds. This can cause unnecessary complications with healing. Good choices are eggs, boneless chicken and fish, potatoes, plain pasta, and other low acid food. ...Read more

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Wisdom teeth removed a day ago, when can I eat solid foods and meals?

Wisdom teeth removed a day ago, when can I eat solid foods and meals?

Now, but...: For the meantime, avoid hard, sharp, and crunchy foods. Follow the oral and\or written instructions of your dentist. He\she can tell you when you can resume a completely normal regimen after seeing you for a post op visit. ...Read more

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When can I eat solid foods after getting 3 wisdom teeth extracted? I had the surgery 5 days ago

When can I eat solid foods after getting 3 wisdom teeth extracted? I had the surgery 5 days ago

Wisdom tooth healing: Nutrition is important in the healing process. You should be able to eat soft foods by now. Gradually build up to regular foods as you can tolerate chewing.
If you have concerns about your healing please contact the extracting dentist, . ...Read more

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I got 4 impacted wisdom teeth taken out today, will I be able to eat solid foods?

I got 4 impacted wisdom teeth taken out today, will I be able to eat solid foods?

Ask your surgeon: We generally recommend a softer more homogenously textured diet until the extraction sites are closed. Your surgeon knows your specific situation. I would call your surgeon and ask. ...Read more

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When can I start eating solid foods after having my wisdom teeth extracted? It's been four days, and the process has been really easy, actually. I had a little bleeding the first few days, but no real pain or swelling. I'd like to eat, and know to avoid c

Depends on you: Good nutrition is important to healing. So you want to be eating healthy. I tell my patients to have soft foods like yogurt, smoothies for the first few days and then build up to more solid foods as they can tolerate them. Since everyone heals differently it is impossible to give you an exact time frame, but if it doesn't bother you, you can use your own good judgement and eat it. ...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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When can I chew regular solids foods after wisdom teeth extractions?

When can I chew regular solids foods after wisdom teeth extractions?

Soon: Most people can eat a regular but soft diet within 1-2 days after surgery. Regular food may take a little longer depending upon the degree of difficulty of the surgery, skill of your surgeon, how much post operative pain and swelling you experience and what you call regular food. ...Read more

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When can I start eating normal/solid foods again after wisdom teeth removal?

When can I start eating normal/solid foods again after wisdom teeth removal?

Usually after 6 week: It is best to wait until the resultant holes are closed. That usually takes about 6 weeks. Your surgeon can best tell you; there are times when these holes may close sooner. If food particles get lodged into the holes the feeling may resemble a dry socket. ...Read more

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When can I eat solids and brush my teeth again after having oral surgery? Got my wisdom teeth out.

When can I eat solids and brush my teeth again after having oral surgery? Got my wisdom teeth out.

24-72 hours: 24 hours you may brush your teeth, but avoid brushing near the surgical site for 3-4 days. After 72 hours gradually add solid foods to your diet as healing progresses. Take care. ...Read more

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Is it normal to not bein able 2 eat anything solid after wisdom teeth extraction 6days ago due to jaw pain?

Is it normal to not bein able 2 eat anything solid after wisdom teeth extraction 6days ago due to jaw pain?

No: No. You may have a drysocket. See dentist or oral surgeon. If a dry socket, he/she will pack socket for pain relief. ...Read more

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If my wisdom teeth feel healed, is it okay to start eating solids?

If my wisdom teeth feel healed, is it okay to start eating solids?

Yes: Individuals recover differently from wisdom tooth surgery. If you are comfortable resuming your normal diet and solid foods, you may do so. However, it is important that you try to keep the surgical sites clean after eating. ...Read more

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Could eating less solids after wisdom teeth extraction cause more frequent urination?

Could eating less solids after wisdom teeth extraction cause more frequent urination?

Yes: You are probably eating more soups and gravy-type foods since the extraction. In addition, if you were put to sleep, you may have been given IV fluids to keep you hydrated which will make you urinate more often. Continue drinking clear fluids as this will speed up your healing. ...Read more

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How long do I need to wait to be able to eat solid food after wisdom tooth extraction? Do milk have any side effect?

How long do I need to wait to be able to eat solid food after wisdom tooth extraction? Do milk have any side effect?

Few days: If you didn't get specific instructions from your dentist or oral surgeon, eat soft foods for a few days until the area has started healing. Then start adding more solid foods slowly, and as long as your gums don't become more painful or start bleeding, then you can continue to add more solid foods until you are back to eating your regular diet. ...Read more

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Wanted to know if I can eat solid food the day after a wisdom tooth extraction?

Wanted to know if I can eat solid food the day after a wisdom tooth extraction?

Usually: If you can and want to, sure. Your dentist should supply you with oral and\or written instructions as to what to do, not to do, and possibly recommended choices of solid and liquid nourishment. ...Read more

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After wisdom tooth extraction, when can I start eating solid food?

Postop Diet: You should be on a strictly liquid diet the first couple of days, followed by a very soft, non-chewing diet for at least a week. It's not in your best interest to eat normal solid food for at least a week or two after having your wisdom teeth surgically removed. Ask your oral surgeon and follow their instructions! ...Read more

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

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?

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 are the best foods to eat just after having your wisdom teeth pulled?

What are the best foods to eat just after having your wisdom teeth pulled?

Nothing hot/spicy: You need basically to stay on soft non irritating foods like jello, pudding, cold cuts, and soups.
Avoid hot and spicy foods as they irritate the wound, smoking and drinking through a straw as negative pressure may cause the loss of the blood clotted in the socket to close it, delaying healing. ...Read more

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