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Can I Eat After A Tooth Extraction
When can I eat after a tooth extraction and do I eat with the gauze in place or not? Also when do I stop putting in gauze?
A few points: You can eat right after the numbness wears off. chew on the other side for a few days. Only leave the gauze in for soaking up bleeding. When bleeding either minimal or stopped, gauze no longer needed. Remove gauze while eating. If you have extractions done by an oral surgeon, you will receive a complete list of postop instructions. ...Read more
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! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 can control a clot being dislodged or lost. Spices foods may burn, but the won't dislodge the clot. Alcohol, excessively hot temp foods, hard rough foods, that's what to avoid in the first few days. Remember to eat on the opposite side! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Immediately: If you are prescribed pain medication to take postoperatively, you should eat and/or drink before taking any pain medication to avoid the potential for nausea. You may wish to start out with soft food and advance as tolerated. If your question pertains to drinking alcoholic beverages after the extraction, do not take any pain medication and consume alcoholic beverages at the same time. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Softer foods first: The best answer can be obtained from the surgeon. That surgeon knows your particular situation and its associated risks. However, in general, you should eat softer and non-crunchy foods for at least a few days. With wisdom teeth extraction this time period may well exceed five weeks. For teeth extracted more towards the front of the mouth there is less risk of a problem and less restrictions.. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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