How Long After Wisdom Teeth Can You Eat Solid Food?


There is no a straightforward answer to this question. It depends on the roots of your wisdom teeth and the skills of the surgeon that removed them.

Upper Wisdom Teeth Come Out More Easily

My personal experience with wisdom teeth shows that the ones on your upper jaw come out much more easily than those on your mandibula. When I had mine upper wisdom teeth removed some years ago, the whole procedure lasted less than half an hour and I did not even take antibiotics after that.

Practically, I was munching chips and swiveling ice-cold beer on the same day. I had no need of any pain killers, and I had an ample dinner with a huge beefsteak and two monstrous sweetcorn cobs that evening, too.

Lower Wisdom Teeth Are Another Story

When I had my lower wisdom teeth extracted, the situation was not that good. First of all, the surgery lasted about an hour and after that I was on protein shakes, yoghurt and fresh milk by the end of the day. I had to immediately start taking a cocktail of painkillers and antibiotics, too.

The next day I had a really bad swell, so I was on purees, soups, protein shakes, and all of these foods I consumed lukewarm. After a complicated wisdom tooth surgery, you must not eat anything hot or cold.

I could eat some minced meat, mashed potatoes and steamed veggies on the fourth or the fifth day, I can’t remember exactly. On day five and six I felt I was on the way to recovery, but I stayed on my diet of days four and five.

When day seven finally came, I stopped taking antibiotics, I had stopped the painkillers on day three, I think, and I dared chew some chips and some nuts.

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