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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 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 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 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 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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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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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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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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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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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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Anything besides eating soft foods that can be done for tmj after wisdom teeth removal? It has been 2 months of pain& that's the only suggestion I got

See OFP specialist: The Orofacial Pain specialists provide diagnosis and treatment of Jaw popping, pain in the head, temple, face and TMJ. They are the experts in TMJ after wisdom teeth removal and chronic TMJ. See OFP specialist near you. ...Read more

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How long till I can start eating small particle foods (ie: Rice, Oatmeal, etc) after having bilateral wisdom teeth removal?

How long till I can start eating small particle foods (ie: Rice, Oatmeal, etc) after having bilateral wisdom teeth removal?

Good post extraction: I would follow your doctors written post op instructions which you should have received at the appt to remove your wisdom teeth. Generally we recommend waiting 3-5 days before eating anything that is not very soft. Also remember no smoking and avoid drinking through straws. ...Read more

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Can I eat a reuben sandwich 6 days after wisdom teeth removal?

Can I eat a reuben sandwich 6 days after wisdom teeth removal?

After six days....: ... and no pain, and no swelling, you are probably good to go. Enjoy the sandwich. ...Read more

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Once stitches are removed after wisdom teeth removal can you eat burgers?

Yes: You can eat burgers after your sutures are removed. Many patients eat their normal diet immediately following surgery while the sutures are still in place. ...Read more

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