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How long after a tooth extraction I can use Straw

By teri 6/9/2011 6:30:15 PM
Ok now here is my second question with long till I can use a straw? The tooth removed was #20 molar (i think) and everyone tells me i can smoke after 3 days but how long till I can use straws? My front teeth are very sensitive so its for comfort mostly
Posted By : Dr. Ritz on 6/9/2011 6:30:15 PM

Ideally the straw can be used when you can start smoking also because both have sucking action which creates negative pressure in mouth and dislodges the clot. But if you can avoid straw then it is better not to use straw till healing is completed like around 1 week. It is better to take precautions. For more info on do's and don'ts after tooth extraction you can read this article...'s-and-don'ts-after-tooth-extraction-153.aspx

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