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When Can I Start Drinking Pop Again After Tooth Pulled
Got wisdom tooth pulled 2 days ago. When can I drink out of a straw again? What foods should I avoid? When can I start my normal diet? Thanks !!
No drinking with straw because it can create a negative pressure and cause clot to break up and create bleeding. Clot protects bone so you do not get a bone infection
No hot spicy foods or salty snacks and no smoking
Normal diet now but avoid small particle foods like rice. Again easy on the salt and spices ...Read more
Top wisdom tooth pulled. Only one tooth. No stitches. How long before I can drink from straw and return to normal diet and chewing on that side?
Post op instructions: I am surprised that your surgeon did not discuss anything with you before you left their office. A few days after the extraction you should be fine for normal activity. If concerned, contact your treating dentist. ...Read more
What do you suggest if i had my wisdom tooth pulled on monday march 3rd (2014 obviously) how long after can I drink alcohol?
Ask your dentist: Call and ask your dentist as he\she is responsible for your aftercare. Follow all written and oral instructions. ...Read more
I need my molder tooth pulled out has gotten so swollen that I can drink cough or eat and it's messing up my talking what do u think it is l?
Immediate care: Sounds like an untreated infection that requires immediate dental care. ...Read more
Got wisdom tooth pulled, got dry socket. Got packing since friday, going to have last packing either wed/thurs & taken out fri. Can i drink beer after?
Had tooth pulled feb 5th got dry socket been treated gum is healing but not completely no pain no pain killers can I drink alcohol?
I had a wisdom tooth pulled 4 days ago. I'm still in pain and my jaw won't stop popping. It opens fully with difficulty and pain. Dislocation?
It is fine: Carbonation will not negatively effect the extraction site, due to ph or any ingredient: it is how one ingests the drink that matters: no straw, as suction (negative pressure) can dislodge a clot, leading to a "dry socket" a very painful problem. ...Read more
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 more
24 hours: I like my patients to wait 24 hours ...Read more
After numbness is: After numbness is gone and you get your feeling back, it is good to have something cold. Cold food keeps the tissue from swelling, and keeps the blood vessels small to minimize bleeding. You may also find cold food is easier to eat than hot/warm food during healing. H. ...Read more
Clot dislodgment: The answer given by another doctor is not quite accurate, as it states it will cause bleeding from the root. I understand what the person is thinking i suppose, but extraction of a tooth means the crown and the root. The reason is: sucking pressure can easily dislodge a recent clot, thereby exposing alveolar bone to the oral environment, it is called a dry socket. Clot loss due to suction. ...Read more
Same day: You can drink within hours after a tooth extraction. However avoid the use of a straw for a few days to prevent any dry socket. ...Read more
Why do you have to remove gauze before eating or drinking after tooth extraction even if you are bleeding?
Aspiration: There's always a concern about the patient swallowing or aspirating (inhaling) the gauze. Makes perfect sense. ...Read more
Can i drink alocohol and fizzy juice through a straw a week and 4 days after a tooth extraction with no concerns?
Probably: Assuming your healing proceeded normally, you are far enough post-op that the no-straw period has expired. You should be fine.. ...Read more
3-4 days: It is recommended not to drink from a straw for 3-4 days after a tooth extraction because that is the peak time when a dry socket can occur. ...Read more
Tooth extraction yesterday not bleeding anymore but still very painful.i don't smoke an didn't drink from straw. What can I do? Motrin not working
24 hours: After extracting a tooth or following any type of surgery in your mouth, it is advisable to wait at least 24 hours before having an alcoholic beverage. This would allow the blood clot to develop well, where the surgery was carried out. However if you were prescribed an antibiotic or pain medication then no alcohol use until the prescription is completed. ...Read more
Ask your dentist/OS: Possibly. But I would go by the post-op instructions of the your dentist/OS whom extracted the tooth/teeth. Make sure you do not drink through a straw...sucking in can actually affect healing and can possibly result in a dry socket. ...Read more
48 hours: The carbonation can dislodge the clot so i would recommend waiting 48 hours before using these drinks. ...Read more
My tongue has an orange coating a couple of days after a tooth extraction. I did not eat or drink anything orange. Should I be concerned?
No worries: Not to worry. Likely some slight remnants of the bleeding . Try scraping your tongue with floss or your toothbrush. Easy way is to stick your tongue way out and then put the brush on top of tongue near the back and then pull your tongue back in. Better than shoving the brush way back in to the throat area. If it does not clear up , see the surgeon. Good Luck. ...Read more
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