Post # 1
So I just had three severely impacted wisdom teeth removed (about a week ago) and I only have a little pain.
Most of the things I’ve read about healing were from people that had holes left in their mouths but I have sutures and no holes whatsoever. Is the recovery process different since I’m all stitched up? I get my stitches removed in two days.
I’ve been super careful about not eating things with little hard bits or anything crunchy but I’m DYING for a plate of nachos and some popcorn. Realistically when will I be able to have crunchy stuff?
Post # 3
@musician32992: I think it was about a week before I attempted chicken nuggets! I chewed super carefully, because I had all 4 out (had sutures at all sites) and I was still in a lot of pain (the painkillers made me sick, so I toughed it out!). The holes would only be left if it was an erupted, or partially erupted tooth that would leave an empty socket if it was pulled out. Having the sutures means you’re unlikely to get a condition called ‘dry socket’, where the blood clot comes away and leaves the bone exposed (extremely painful – worse than a toothache).
Did the surgeon say when you could eat normally? I think a lot of the time it’s when you’re comfortable to do so – but chew carefully!