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Old 04-12-06, 05:46 PM   #1
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Can I drink soda after wisdom teeth extraction surgery?

I can't find an answer to this anywhere, and my dentist's office is closed.

I just got 2 of my wisdom teeth removed, and I know I have a very limited selection of what I can eat right now. But, can I drink soda? Thanks.
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Old 04-12-06, 05:54 PM   #2
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Hmm, well the main thing that they tell you after wisdom teeth surgery is to NOT use a straw at all under any circumstance. The negative suction can cause dry sockets.
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Old 04-12-06, 06:09 PM   #3
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I've read that you shouldn't drink carbonated beverages or hot liquids for 3-4 days after your surgery. Has to do with maintaining the clot to prevent dry sockets. Nonetheless, I'm sure plenty of people do it w/o consequences, but drink at your own risk
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Old 04-12-06, 06:10 PM   #4
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dude drinking soda is fine, but DO NOT use a straw, don't smoke don't do anything like that, or you will get dry sockets and they are insanely painful. Also stay away from eating solid foods for at least a few days, it's a small sacrifice for having your mouth heal properly.
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Old 04-12-06, 06:16 PM   #5
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Having had my lower wisdom teeth extracted, let me say ditto. Take this opportunity to reduce your soda intake and just drink water for the next few days. Your body might like the change, I know mine did. I also remember that after the follow-up visit, once the holes started to heal and fill up with tissue, the dentist gave me an irrigation syringe to use to clean food out of the pits after meals. I had to do this for about a month until the pits filled completely with new gum tissue.
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Old 04-12-06, 06:18 PM   #6
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I just had my wisdom teeth pulled last week and let me tell you, I was sucking back the soda 2 hours later.
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Old 04-12-06, 07:50 PM   #7
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I was drinking soda about 30 minutes after...Just like others have said, just dont use a straw is all.
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Old 04-12-06, 07:55 PM   #8
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Had 2 out yesterday and I was told to drink lukewarm water for first 4-6 hrs. Nothing at all for first hour. After 4-6 you can try soft food. Rinse with a saltwater solution after 24hrs and repeat several times the following day. Mine seems OK now. I had hot coffee this morning and seems OK. I dont use a straw or drink soft drinks anyhow.
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Old 04-12-06, 08:20 PM   #9
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Had 2 of mine taken out in January. I drank water for a couple days. Just don't use a straw as everyone has pointed out.
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Old 04-12-06, 08:25 PM   #10
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I think one of my stitches is coming out. I am scared of dry sockets.
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Old 04-12-06, 08:38 PM   #11
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You can drink anything so long as you use a straw.
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Old 04-12-06, 08:43 PM   #12
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I think one of my stitches is coming out. I am scared of dry sockets.
Wouldn't worry about it, I didn't even have stitches. Just use some of the gauze pads they give you.
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Old 04-12-06, 09:11 PM   #13
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Do a lot of people drink soda through a straw?
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Old 04-13-06, 12:13 AM   #14
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All I can tell you is that I was swallowing too much blood to keep anything down. Looked like an anorexic chipmunk.

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Old 04-13-06, 10:34 AM   #15
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Do a lot of people drink soda through a straw?
I always drink through a straw. It's easier on my lipstick.
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Old 04-13-06, 10:41 AM   #16
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I was too sick from the anesthesia to want soda after my wisdom tooth was taken out.

I'm glad I only had one to worry about. I'm also glad they put me under for it.
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Old 04-13-06, 01:00 PM   #17
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Avoid liquids at temperatures at either extreme. (hot or cold) Don't drink through a straw. Keep your head elevated. Don't exert yourself. Avoid ingesting anything that reduces the blood's ability to clot. Bed rest for 2-3 days.
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Old 04-13-06, 01:23 PM   #18
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What a coincidence. I just had all 4 of mine taken out as well as a small cyst that had formed over one of the impacted ones that hadn't broken the gum.

I was drinking 7-up to try and settle my stomach since the general anesthesia and blood on my stomach from the surgery made me sick.

Your doctor should have given you a post-procedure instruction sheet. Mine did. Basically you don't want to spit or suck or anything like that the first day. First 24 hours are the time to be most careful. After that they let me brush my other teeth as needed, and I've been doing salt water rinses every few hours.

Did you need any stitches? I got dissolvable ones and I've had this horrid medicine-y taste in mouth for days. Yuck.

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Old 04-13-06, 03:05 PM   #19
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I think it should be okay.
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Old 04-13-06, 03:12 PM   #20
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i'd probably say...not a good idea...just drink water, etc... and personally i did when i got all 4 of mine out.

my friend on the other hand, was eating steak and drinking whatever he wanted about 2 hours after surgery. so ultimately...it's up to you...
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Old 04-13-06, 03:15 PM   #21
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I just got 2 of my wisdom teeth removed, and I know I have a very limited selection of what I can eat right now. But, can I drink soda? Thanks.
It depends. Could you drink soda before the procedure?

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Old 04-14-06, 09:22 AM   #22
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So, my bloodclot on the bottom left... hole.. came out.

I called the dentist and he said not to worry about it, just don't rinse or spit much today.

But, doesn't losing the bloodclot lead to a 100% chance of getting a dry socket...which is 100% the most painful thing on earth?
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Old 04-14-06, 10:24 AM   #23
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damn.... i just found out yesterday that i have to get my bottom two taken out. i already HATE the dentist. this thread is defianately scaring the shit out of me right now. plus my brother had his taken out and like a day afterwards his wouldnt stop bleeding and he had to go back and get them restitched or something. this might be a dumb question but they do put you under the entire procedure correct? so you don't feel anything during the surgery, you just wake up and it's done?
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Old 04-14-06, 10:43 AM   #24
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Some people just get local anathesia and some people get knocked out totally. When I called up to make the appointment, they told me that they were going to do local anathesia...so I mentally prepared for the sight and sound of my teeth breaking...but when I got to the dentists office, they told me they were going to knock me out completely. Which was fine by me!

But now, I am scared shitless of dry sockets.
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Old 04-14-06, 10:50 AM   #25
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there is no way in hell i can psych myself up for the sight and sound of teeth breaking. i need to be completely out. if not they aren't getting my business. man i am so not looking forward to this.
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