Palm Family Dentistry
Daniel J. Palm, DDS

How long do I have to wait to eat after wisdom teeth removal?

Wisdom teeth, sometimes called third molars, come in several years after adult teeth—typically during the late teen years or early adulthood. Sometimes they come in naturally, and your jaw can accommodate these new teeth. Other times there is not enough room for them to fully erupt. They encroach on neighboring teeth, partially erupt, and leave you vulnerable to infections.

When the latter happens, your dentist in Prairieville recommends the removal of these wisdom teeth.

Typically, your dentist recommends waiting at least one hour after your wisdom teeth removal in Prairieville to enjoy a meal. You can take out the gauze after one hour and eat a soft meal that is not too hot or too cold. You should stick to this type of eating for the first 24 hours following your surgery. Additionally, it’s essential to avoid drinking through a straw or smoking for two days following your surgery. Your dentist may recommend a more specific aftercare menu when necessary, as well.

At Palm Family Dentistry, we want your recovery to go quickly, which is why we recommend a soft diet for the first 24 hours.

For tooth extractions in Prairieville, or a dental exam, contact a member of our dental team today.

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