Dr. James Hargan
Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial
3 doctors agree

In brief: About 24 hours

Need to ask the person who did the procedure, as they would have more insight as to nature of and difficulty of your specific situation.
But in general, no straws for 24 hours is ok.

In brief: About 24 hours

Need to ask the person who did the procedure, as they would have more insight as to nature of and difficulty of your specific situation.
But in general, no straws for 24 hours is ok.
Thank
Dr. Ronald Achong
Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial
1 doctor agrees

In brief: A few days

Using straws within 1-2 days after surgery can lead to bleeding from the surgical site due to the suction pressure.
Wait at least a few days , however consult with your doctor.

In brief: A few days

Using straws within 1-2 days after surgery can lead to bleeding from the surgical site due to the suction pressure.
Wait at least a few days , however consult with your doctor.
Thank
Dr. Maurice Lindly
Dentistry
1 doctor agrees

In brief: 24-48 hours

The reason using a straw can be problematic is that the suction created in your mouth can cause the blood clot to come out.
If the clot comes out the extraction site will become very painful.

In brief: 24-48 hours

The reason using a straw can be problematic is that the suction created in your mouth can cause the blood clot to come out.
If the clot comes out the extraction site will become very painful.
Thank
Dr. Mark Hanna
Dentistry

In brief: Removal of Stitches

It is probably best to wait at least until the stitches are removed in 7 to 14 days to avoid risking any bone particles being lost by the forceful rush of fluid that a straw produces.
The absolute ideal is waiting for the gum tissue to completely close over the extraction socket, which may take 3 or 4 weeks.

In brief: Removal of Stitches

It is probably best to wait at least until the stitches are removed in 7 to 14 days to avoid risking any bone particles being lost by the forceful rush of fluid that a straw produces.
The absolute ideal is waiting for the gum tissue to completely close over the extraction socket, which may take 3 or 4 weeks.
Thank
Dr. Randolph Todd
Dentistry - Endodontics

In brief: 48 Hours

Drinking from a straw may effect the clot forming in the extraction site.
If the bone graft was covered by the gum tissue when the stitches were placed the suction from the straw will not have a direct effect other than disturbing the clot. In most cases the clot is secure after the first 48 hours. It would be best to consult the doctor that did the extraction for a specific answer to your case.

In brief: 48 Hours

Drinking from a straw may effect the clot forming in the extraction site.
If the bone graft was covered by the gum tissue when the stitches were placed the suction from the straw will not have a direct effect other than disturbing the clot. In most cases the clot is secure after the first 48 hours. It would be best to consult the doctor that did the extraction for a specific answer to your case.
Thank
1 comment
Dr. Jeffrey Collura
I also recommend 48 hours. This is usually sufficient
Get help from a real doctor now
Dr. Steven Seres
Board Certified,
20 years in practice
498K people helped
Continue
100,000 doctors available