A 46-year-old member asked:
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can i eat spicy food after tooth extraction?

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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.
Answered on Sep 1, 2020
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 returning to a normal diet over several days. Spicy foods may cause discomfort or a burning sensation, but probably won't cause any serious injury. The consistency is more important than the spiciness. Good luck!
Answered on Dec 31, 2019
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Nothing sharp: You don't want east anything that can break in to small sharp pieces like chips or nuts.
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