By Anonymous - United Kingdom
Today, I went to the dentist to have a tooth pulled. The day before, I was too anxious to eat anything, so I went in with an empty stomach. There were complications during the extraction and now I'm not allowed to eat for the next 24 hours. FML
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  ucofresh  |  4

Uh, yeah. Me too. I was hella nervous the first time I had one pulled and after that experience I will be way more anxious if I have to ever have another pulled!


I've gone days without eating before because I wasnt hungry. I have a tiny stomach.
But now I get cramps & a stomach that screams at me when I go more than 12 hours without eating. (Not just because I'm pregnant. it's been going on a while.)

Some people are different than others.
Do who knows how OP is besides OP. Going without eating is crappy but you can survive quite a while without food, and 2 days wont kill you. At least you don't live in a third world country or are homeless.


#95 yeah, I did the 40 hour famine last month I think it was, that's the longest I've gone without food, it's hard, but I'm sure op can make it:) just had water the whole time... Technically, the human body can go three weeks without eating, but only a few days without water. :)

  pdp_fml  |  21

If you use a straw during the first 24 hours after an extraction, you would run the risk of damaging the blood clot that just formed and you might start bleeding again. That is the reason you should be careful eating during the first 24 hours after an extraction.
The best foods to eat after an extraction are soft foods such as Jello or mashed potatoes or warm clear soup or a milk shake.

  skylarbee  |  8

Can't drink through a straw, would remove the clot. But she can most defiantly eat. There is no complication that would say you cannot eat. I've seen all kinds of extractions. They would say soft food. Mashed potatoes, soup, spaghetti.