Let’s face it—no one wants to undergo a dental extraction. Yet, for one reason or another, they’re necessary at times to ensure the health of your teeth and gums for the long-term.
If you’ve been told you need a tooth extraction, or suspect one might be in your near future, one of the best things you can do to prepare yourself is to learn about the process and what to expect after your treatment.
We often hear that patients are concerned about the recovery, and what they can or can’t eat after a tooth extraction.
To help you better understand what to expect, here’s a list of what you should and shouldn’t keep in your kitchen post tooth extraction.
1. Sugar-free ice pops are great to have nearby as you’re healing. The cold temperature may aid in reducing any swelling in your mouth. This may also reduce discomfort.
2. Scrambled eggs can be easy to eat without putting unnecessary pressure on your gums.
3. Cold vegetable soups can offer the nutrients you need for healing while being easy to consume.
4. Pass on candy and chips for the first week after a tooth extraction. These foods require too much chewing that can disturb the wound and cause infection.
5. Skip alcoholic drinks while you’re taking any pain medication to manage your discomfort. Alcohol can have a negative impact on the potency of your medication.
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