When you can eat and drink after tooth extraction

When you can eat after tooth extraction If the postoperative period after tooth extraction is not accompanied by complications, the patient will not have any special changes in the diet regime.

In any case, immediately after the operation it is necessary to refrain from eating for 2 hours.

This will form a clot that protects the hole from infection and promotes the formation of bone tissue.


  • How to behave after tooth extraction?
  • What if I have a pain after surgery?
  • Reasons for banning food
  • When and what can you drink?
  • When can you eat and what foods do you prefer?

How to behave after tooth extraction?

After the operation, it is not recommended to get behind the wheel because of the high probability of loss of orientation under the residual effect of anesthesia. To avoid bleeding, at least for 24 hours, refrain from heavy physical work, taking hot tubs, visiting the solarium and sauna.

removal of the wisdom tooth on the lower jaw The risk of postoperative complications increases if a gum incision was made. In this case, the

patient is recommended to rest. To avoid divergence of the seams, one should control facial expressions: do not laugh and do not open your mouth wide. Chew food should be on the opposite side. Preference is given to soft and ground food.

For rapid healing will be useful herbal medicinal herbs: chamomile, calendula, oak bark .However, rinsing your mouth in the first day after surgery is strictly prohibited. For disinfection, the solution is taken into the mouth, held for about a minute and spit.

What if I have a pain after surgery?

Depending on the complexity of the operation, the pain can be short-term and long-lasting. It is believed that the place is particularly long after the removal of the wisdom tooth.

hematoma To eliminate soreness cold packs and pain medications are used. To disinfect the oral cavity, propolis plates are used, which should be kept in the mouth until it is completely absorbed.
Usually, the pain is aching. Completely painful sensations in the area of ​​tissue damage are on the third day.

Often, soreness is accompanied by the following symptoms:

  • edema;
  • heat presence of hematoma;
  • increased temperature.

These signs in themselves do not indicate a complication. Edema occurs when the connective tissue is destroyed, the hematoma is a consequence of vascular damage, the temperature can rise in cases of severe removal, which requires the dissection of the gum and even anesthesia. Usually, all these symptoms pass through the day.

Antibiotic Cyphran If the patient's condition worsened the next day, there was a throbbing pain, and a high fever persisted, this indicates the onset of the inflammatory process.

The patient is assigned drainage of the wound, antiseptic solutions are treated, antibacterial therapy is prescribed, if necessary, anesthesia is administered.

Causes of eating ban

Eating immediately after tooth extraction should not be for a number of reasons:

  • dry hole

    Dry hole

    High risk of injury to the socket;

  • probability of occurrence of inflammatory processes;
  • wash out of the clot and form a dry hole;
  • risk of rebleeding.

How much can you eat? With easy removal, you can refrain from eating for 2 hours. But with serious surgical intervention, the answer to the question through how much you can eat is 4-6 hours.

Warm and, especially, hot food is contraindicated. Heat contributes to increased blood circulation and causes bleeding.

When and what can you drink?

For 2 hours after removal, the intake of liquids is restricted. From alcohol-containing drinks should be discarded for 3 days. With antibacterial therapy, abstinence from alcohol persists for the entire treatment period. In particularly difficult cases, it is recommended to abandon any drinks and drink only cool water.

juice through a straw After the tooth is pulled out, you should not consume caffeine containing formulations. The restriction is imposed on any hot liquid. To protect the gums from injury, it is acceptable to organize food through a tube.

The patient can consume almost any beverage that does not irritate the mucous membranes. But especially useful during the restoration of vitaminized fruit on the basis of cranberries, black currant, cranberries.

When can you eat and what foods do you prefer?

The ban on food can be prolonged due to complications during the operation. In the first day you should eat only rubbed or softened food. Recommended soups, purees, thick broths and yoghurts. The temperature of food should not be above room temperature.

diet food After a day, you can switch to more rigid foods, but dentists do not recommend switching to the usual dietary regime earlier than a week after the operation. Especially severe restrictions apply to those patients whose tooth extraction was accompanied by complications.

It is not necessary to refuse meat products and coarse dietary fiber, however, they should be consumed in such a way that will not damage the unprotected gum. What you can eat: steam cutlets from minced minced meat, vegetable purees, cheese cakes and casseroles - all these dishes are considered safe and easy for chewing.

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