I had my wisdom teeth out at the same time as my jaw surgery, and one of the things you’re never allowed to do after teeth removal is use a straw. It causes pressure inside of your mouth, which can break your clots.
I haven’t been told specifically that I can start using a straw again, but since my surgeon offered to remove my stitches the last time I was in the office, I decided it was safe to try.
I had to sip from the side, and it wasn’t easy, but it worked. The odd thing is that when I sipped, I’d get a shooting cold feeling, like I had dribbled on my upper lip somehow. Odd.