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Old 02-26-2007, 08:52 AM   #1
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How long before eating crunchy food after gum surgery?

I had my gum surgery 5 days ago and I'm already sick of soft/liquids. My follow up appt. is March 15. Do you think I have to wait until then?

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Old 02-27-2007, 10:37 AM   #2
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Re: How long before eating crunchy food after gum surgery?

Hello -

I know how you feel. My follow-up is not until next Wed - which will be over 2 weeks since I had the graft done. I am getting pretty tired of eggs and alphagetti! However, my perio told me the same thing - soft foods only until our follow-up so I am trying to stick with it.

Old 02-28-2007, 05:59 AM   #3
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Re: How long before eating crunchy food after gum surgery?

I called my doctor the other day, and the assistant told me I only had to eat soft food the first 24 hours. When I asked if I could eat crunchy food and bite down, she said yes. I'm not sure if I believe her or not though based on all the research I've done online. I am eating harder foods though, just not biting with my front teeth, since the surgery was on the lower bottom teeth. I'm just chewing with my back teeth. I hate that I have to wait two more weeks to find out if the surgery even worked though. They didn't put putty over it, and I just have a funny feeling the graft has shifted. Every time you open your mouth, talk or laugh, it's going to aggrevate it since it's right in front. Oh well, nothing I can do I suppose.

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