- Feb 11, 2014
I'm still too frightened to eat anything because when I tried to, it was impossible to stop the food going near the 'hole' on the other side. Also, even though it looks quite well healed up now, the stitches are still there. The dentist said they will dissolve on their own but I'm scared that eating could rip them out and cause all sorts of problems. I haven't starved as I've had lots of drinks and milkshakes but I'm now really craving proper food. I've read that people were eating on the extraction side around a week later. Would this not cause infection? Could anyone tell me when it is definitely safe, or how long it was before they could eat?