My daughter had 4 wisdom teeth removed yesterday. We have heard so many different bits of advice that we are confused as to how to prevent dry socket.
Some people say they ate normally by day 3 and some people advise her to eat only soft stuff for a week until she is seen again by the oral surgeon.
From what we understand, if the healing blood clot gets dislodged by a piece of food, a toothbrush, puffing while smoking, or drinking through a straw, the clot comes out leaving the socket exposed and causing pain and hindering prompt healing.
Any and all advice/personal and or professional experiences welcome.