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Sudden urge to chew after tooth extraction. Is this weird?

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Dr. Paul Grin
Pain Management
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In brief: It is normal

Avoid hard foods that require vigorous chewing or that have small pieces which could enter the surgical site and break the forming blood clot.
Take care.

In brief: It is normal

Avoid hard foods that require vigorous chewing or that have small pieces which could enter the surgical site and break the forming blood clot.
Take care.
Dr. Paul Grin
Dr. Paul Grin
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In brief: Nope

Pressure receptors tend to inhibit pain receptors, so the pressure of the chewing helps alleviate the pain from the extraction.

In brief: Nope

Pressure receptors tend to inhibit pain receptors, so the pressure of the chewing helps alleviate the pain from the extraction.
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