We all know that there are sometimes things in our life we have to do, fix or participate in, and one of those things is getting your teeth cared for. When you face a tooth extraction such as wisdom teeth removal or any other type of deep dental operations there are a few things to be aware of, and we will show you what it is!
Tooth extraction is a medical procedure that is used to remove a tooth. It can be done in a number of ways, but the most common is by using forceps to wiggle the tooth as long as it stays tight, till it eventually comes off. A tooth that is a little bit too tight mostly gets broken into multiple pieces and then removed.
There are several reasons why someone might need to have a tooth extracted. If the tooth is causing pain, it may need to be removed so that the person can continue to enjoy their life without pain. If there is an infection or decay on the tooth, it may need to be removed so that the infection or decay can be treated.
Tooth extraction is not always easy, and it can cause some discomfort. However, it is usually very quick and relatively painless. Most people are able to eat again shortly after it was finished.
When Should You Eat Again?
When should you eat again after having a tooth extraction? There is no definitive answer, as it largely depends on the individual’s recovery and tolerance level. In general, however, most patients should resume eating within two to four hours after the extraction is completed. However, it is always best to speak with a dentist or oral surgeon before resuming any type of food or drink.
Types Of Food
Very important in this case is the type of food you will be eating, since its not recommended to eat tough food such as meat to prevent irritating your mouth and gums further.
You should eat light food such as soup, oatmeal and lentils, as it doesn’t require too much chewing and will help you in recovering fast. You should also be careful that the food you eat isn’t too hot or spicy, since it can irritate your gums and the area where the tooth got extracted from which will result in inflammation of that area.
Types Of Liquids
Not only is the food you eat important also the liquids you consume during the recovery process. Overall it is recommended to rely on liquids such as tea or water to cause as minimal irritation as possible. Don’t drink liquids that are too hot or too cold, since it can damage your mouth. If you like to drink tea let it cool down to room temperature to not disturb the healing process. You should do this for at least 48 hours after the procedur.
When Can I Eat Spicy Food Again?
It is NOT recommended to eat spicy foods after a tooth extraction since it will irritate the area and cause more damage and pain, slowing down the healing process. You need to at least wait for 80 Hours to make sure you will do no harm to yourself and your mouth. The reason for that is simply that spicy food will increase your blood flow and damage your gums and treated wounds, which will result in pain and prolonged healing.
What Else Should I Avoid?
Anything that will disturb your healing process, the important part about the healing process is to let the area rest. You should avoid chewing-heavy food such as nuts or chips, and no hot or cold beverages, no spicy foods, no straws, no smoking and no alcohol for at least 3 days.
If you still have problems after 3 days you will need to further avoid these things to ensure your mouth heals well.
Having a tooth extraction can be very stress- and painful to you and you don’t want to endure it for longer than you need, we recommend doing without all the liquids and food mentioned above to quickly recover!