First thank you to anyone who takes the time to read this and help me out. I feel bad calling my dentist to ask such a simple question he probably told me the answer to when I was still not all the way there.

My two upper wisdom teeth were pulled 5 days ago in a simple extraction. Both had fully emerged and neither were impacted.

There was very little swelling and almost no pain, they are healing up really well. I was told not to use a straw because it could cause a dry socket.

Avoiding straws is such a pain in the butt! Can anyone tell me if it's safe to start drinking from a straw or if I should wait some more days?