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can I eat spicy food after tooth extraction

A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Douglas Tavenner, jr.
49 years experience Cosmetic Dentistry
Do you want pain?: Spicy foods irritate healing tissue and keep them from properly heal. Don't interfere with the healing process.
Dr. James Bates
35 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Spicy foods after...: It depends on how soon after tooth extraction. Immediately after oral surgery, you should be on a liquid diet, then a very soft diet, and gradually re ... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Yes: As spicy as you like and can tolerate.
Dr. Kenneth Grossman
43 years experience Endodontics
Clot loss: The danger after extraction is a dry socket. This results from a clot never forming or being lost. You can't control a clot never forming, but you ca ... Read More
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A 52-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gary Sandler
53 years experience Dentistry
Post op Extraction: Always best to ask the dentist who actually treated you. As a general rule- A few hours minimum when anesthesia has worn off and bleeding has stopped. ... Read More
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Dr. Arnold Malerman
52 years experience Orthodontics
Don'b be a hero: Take the day of surgery off from work. You need time for bleeding to stop, for the anesthesia to be metabolized, and to use cold compresses to minimi ... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Debi Williams
25 years experience Dentistry
Usually 24 hours: This depends upon how 'hot' you like your food. You can definitely warm up your food but don't eat it steaming hot. Two reasons: 1) you may still b ... Read More
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gary Sandler
53 years experience Dentistry
After extraction: It is always best to discuss these things with your own dentist. Having said that, generally normal eating in about a week later on that site. The gu ... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Kasra Tajik
6 years experience Dentistry
Nothing sharp: You don't want east anything that can break in to small sharp pieces like chips or nuts.
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
39 years experience Dentistry
TLC: You don't want to irritate the extraction site al all. Soft foods don't take much chewing force and tend to allow the wound to heal more quickly.
A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jennifer Giltnane
12 years experience Pathology
Yes: You should be able to eat soft foods. Avoid anything that may cause suction in the mouth for at least three days, including spitting, sucking through ... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gary Sandler
53 years experience Dentistry
Greasy foods: "Greasy foods" doesn't sound very healthy. If you have no problem with that, lucky you. Crunchy foods (hard taco shells) might irritate ... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Harry Ringer
24 years experience Dentistry
Be gentle: After a few days a clot will form and it is important to maintain it. Keep the area clean, stay away from hard food and trauma until you can see the a ... Read More
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