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Yes, you can eat rice after wisdom teeth removal, but it’s important to wait until it’s safe to consume solid foods. Typically, dentists recommend sticking to a soft food diet immediately following the surgery, which includes foods like yogurt, applesauce, and mashed potatoes. Rice, being relatively soft, especially when cooked to a softer consistency, can usually be introduced a few days after the procedure.

However, there are a few considerations to keep in mind:

  1. Texture of the Rice: Ensure the rice is cooked until it’s very soft. Hard or chewy grains could irritate the surgical site.
  2. Temperature: The rice should be served lukewarm or at room temperature. Extremely hot foods can aggravate the extraction area.
  3. Eating Carefully: Try to chew on the side of the mouth opposite the extraction site to avoid disturbing the healing process.
  4. Rinsing After Eating: It’s advisable to gently rinse your mouth with salt water after eating to keep the extraction site clean and help prevent infection. Make an effort to avoid drinking carbonated beverages such as soda.

Always follow the specific instructions given by your dentist or oral surgeon, as individual cases may vary. If you’re unsure about when to reintroduce certain foods like rice, it’s best to consult with your dental care provider.