Alpharetta Creek Restorative Dentistry

What can I eat and drink after a tooth extraction?

When you have a tooth extraction in Alpharetta, GA, there are some steps you can take to care for yourself afterward that will help you have a smooth recovery process. Our team will give you thorough instructions to guide you throughout your recovery step by step.

Sticking to soft foods the first couple days after a tooth extraction is best. Here are some ideas for your meals and snacks:

  • Applesauce
  • Mashed potatoes
  • Soup
  • Yogurt
  • Oatmeal

Avoid spicy foods and extreme temperatures. Consuming your foods and beverages at room temperature keeps them from irritating your extraction site.

You can also take pain medication as needed during the first few days. You should continue your home care routine of brushing and flossing, just being careful and gentle around your extraction site.

Keeping your blood clot intact is essential to allow healing. Avoiding activities like smoking or drinking through a straw will help keep your blood clot in place and can prevent a painful condition called dry socket.

Your team at Alpharetta Creek Restorative Dentistry is here to support you throughout your tooth extraction and beyond into your recovery process.

If you have questions or concerns, please contact our Alpharetta dental office at (770) 777-2803.

 

 

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