1. Yes on the soft foods. Your dentist/oral surgeon will send you home with a sheet telling you what to do, anyway. They may also tell you to salt water rinse, but don't do it unless they tell you to.
2. Neither wisdom teeth nor root canals hurt that bad during, it's after. Make SURE they give you good painkillers. IME the 500 mg Vicodin don't help much, I needed 750 mg.
3. Right now I'm uploading some pics from the party we were at last night, and I might be going to L&M's work with him, and my dog wants to stay on the cold kitchen floor all day.
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