I had mine out over Christmas & I did not get stitches. I ate yogurt, jello & puddings until my follow up... the whole week. No kidding! I got super creative with that pudding, btw. "Pumpkin pie" pudding with canned pumpkin, cheesecake, banana pudding, chocolate pudding, jello with canned fruits (they are especially mushy = good).
I know a lot of people start eating as soon as they can, but I also know just as many people with freakish stories about dry socket & infections from the peices of food. I tried eating cream of wheat and eggs once, but as soon as I felt particles in my sockets I freaked out & went back to yogurt, jello and puddings.
Again, I'm a freak... but seriously, stay away from rice & anything socket sized. It is going to get back there, and it's better too small or too big than fits just right in the socket.
Make sure they give you one of those cleany-outy-srynge things at your follow up!
/edit I should mention that this was the least painful surgery I've ever had (& I've had many). It was a breeze. The vicodin/percocet (I prefer the latter) just helps the time go by even faster.
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