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I got one wisdom tooth out yesterday. When can I eat chips? I'm craving them

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In brief: When it heals

You're asking for a specific time line, and since it is unknown how difficult your extraction was or how quickly you heal, you should wait a few days until the gum tissue has grown over the wound.

In brief: When it heals

You're asking for a specific time line, and since it is unknown how difficult your extraction was or how quickly you heal, you should wait a few days until the gum tissue has grown over the wound.
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
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Dr. Jeffrey Juchau
Family Medicine
1 doctor agrees

In brief: You need to

call your dentist or oral surgeon to answer this question.
You do not want to knock the scab off and cause bleeding or impair healing because you have a craving.

In brief: You need to

call your dentist or oral surgeon to answer this question.
You do not want to knock the scab off and cause bleeding or impair healing because you have a craving.
Dr. Jeffrey Juchau
Dr. Jeffrey Juchau
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Dr. Paul Grin
Pain Management

In brief: 24-48 hours

Drink lots of fluid and eat nutritious soft food on the day of the extraction.
You can eat normally as soon as you are comfortable, usually after 24-48 hours.

In brief: 24-48 hours

Drink lots of fluid and eat nutritious soft food on the day of the extraction.
You can eat normally as soon as you are comfortable, usually after 24-48 hours.
Dr. Paul Grin
Dr. Paul Grin
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Dr. Stephen Pyle
Dentistry

In brief: Immediately

Just be sure to try to rinse well and clean your mouth afterwards.

In brief: Immediately

Just be sure to try to rinse well and clean your mouth afterwards.
Dr. Stephen Pyle
Dr. Stephen Pyle
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Dr. Thomas Yash
Dentistry

In brief: Can eat.

You should be able to eat most foods.
Cautious with the surgical site. May be tender to bump. Soft diet is recommended so that you don't injure yourself. Not critical. You do have one good side. Take care.

In brief: Can eat.

You should be able to eat most foods.
Cautious with the surgical site. May be tender to bump. Soft diet is recommended so that you don't injure yourself. Not critical. You do have one good side. Take care.
Dr. Thomas Yash
Dr. Thomas Yash
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