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9 days post all 4 wisdom teeth extraction. No pain/no infection. Can i start eating more normal food (not mush)? I do have fairly large holes.

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Dr. Sandra Eleczko
Dentistry
3 doctors agree

In brief: Wisdom tooth

You can start eating more normal foods now.
It sounds like you are healing normally. Keep the holes, sockets, clean by frequent rinsing. The holes will fill in over time.

In brief: Wisdom tooth

You can start eating more normal foods now.
It sounds like you are healing normally. Keep the holes, sockets, clean by frequent rinsing. The holes will fill in over time.
Dr. Sandra Eleczko
Dr. Sandra Eleczko
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2 doctors agree

In brief: Normally YES

Normally, post-op 9 days, you can eat a more normal diet, but you need to follow your dentist's/oral surgeon's instructions.
You should not drink through a straw since the sucking in may create a dry socket, stay away from chewy or foods/chips with jagged edges, etc. Ask questions.

In brief: Normally YES

Normally, post-op 9 days, you can eat a more normal diet, but you need to follow your dentist's/oral surgeon's instructions.
You should not drink through a straw since the sucking in may create a dry socket, stay away from chewy or foods/chips with jagged edges, etc. Ask questions.
Dr. Jeffrey Bassman
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Dr. Don Millner
Certainly after 10 days with no issues you can return to your normal diet but avoid chewing on the surgical sites. I have never seen a study correlating "sucking on a straw" creates dry socket issues. In fact every times one swallows a sucking action occurs. At ten days, home care should be focused on swishing /rinsing out food collecting in the extraction sites and daily flossing/brushing
Dr. Gary Sandler
Dentistry

In brief: Post Op

You should be able to resume a normal diet at this time.
Keep the sockets clean by brushing, flossing and at least rinsing after meals. The sockets should continue to close over time. If anything changes, call the dentist treating you.

In brief: Post Op

You should be able to resume a normal diet at this time.
Keep the sockets clean by brushing, flossing and at least rinsing after meals. The sockets should continue to close over time. If anything changes, call the dentist treating you.
Dr. Gary Sandler
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Dr. Louis Gallia
Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial

In brief: Yes

Yes, if eating a food doesn't cause any pain, eat it.
I holes will disappear over time. Rinse or flush after eating if any food particles enter the sockets.

In brief: Yes

Yes, if eating a food doesn't cause any pain, eat it.
I holes will disappear over time. Rinse or flush after eating if any food particles enter the sockets.
Dr. Louis Gallia
Dr. Louis Gallia
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