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I had surgery on a broken jaw with removal of 2 wisdom teeth on that side with a metal plate 8 days ago. Can I eat pasta?
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Dr. John Hoffmann
Surgery - Plastics
3 doctors agree
In brief: Ask your surgeon
What you can eat all depends on what kind of fracture you had repaired.
Sometimes you can eat soft food right away and sometimes you need to only have liquids for a while. Ask you surgeon what is appropriate.

In brief: Ask your surgeon
What you can eat all depends on what kind of fracture you had repaired.
Sometimes you can eat soft food right away and sometimes you need to only have liquids for a while. Ask you surgeon what is appropriate.
Dr. John Hoffmann
Dr. John Hoffmann
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Dr. Michael Shim
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology
2 doctors agree
In brief: Ask
Ask the md who did all that work in you.

In brief: Ask
Ask the md who did all that work in you.
Dr. Michael Shim
Dr. Michael Shim
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Dr. Michelle Marcincuk
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Probably not
You should stick with the diet your surgeon gave you.
If they made incisions in the mouth, they will usually have you on a "full liquid" diet for awhile. Once you are cleared for a "soft" diet, consider this to include things you could eat with no teeth (e.g.: mashed potatoes), i.e. Things that do not require chewing.

In brief: Probably not
You should stick with the diet your surgeon gave you.
If they made incisions in the mouth, they will usually have you on a "full liquid" diet for awhile. Once you are cleared for a "soft" diet, consider this to include things you could eat with no teeth (e.g.: mashed potatoes), i.e. Things that do not require chewing.
Dr. Michelle Marcincuk
Dr. Michelle Marcincuk
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