Tooth extraction is a common procedure that nearly every dental practice offers. Our doctor Mohammad Moridnia at Brookshire Smile Dental has also relief countless patients through expert tooth extraction. He is a member of the American Dental Association and Greater Houston Dental Society. If you just went through tooth extraction and wonder what can you possibly drink. You can plan a complete liquid diet that’s full of health benefits and does not meddle with your healing process.
Can I Eat Normal 3 Days After Tooth Extraction?
Tenderness and soreness in your mouth can last for days, you may not feel motivated enough to eat anything. However, there are some soft foods you can eat and drink that have nothing to do with chewing or biting. Here’s what we recommend that you eat:
It is soft to swallow and does not require any chewing, also contains proteins and nutrients that can be of great help in your healing process. For taste enhancement, you can have flavored yogurt but prevent from adding chunks of fruits to give it texture as they demand chewing.
- Cold Food:
You can choose soft but cold food items such as smoothies, ice cream, etc., that melt effortlessly in your mouth. It will not only numb the area and provide you relief but also avoid any harm to your gums.
Various soups and broths are enriched with nutrients and work as a hydrating option to eat after tooth extraction. You can blend a pumpkin or vegetable soup, and if it carries texture, consider blending it further down into a puree. Remember not to have it too hot as it can elevate your blood flow resulting in bleeding.
Time Your Diet Plan After Tooth Extraction
- For the first 24 hours after the extraction, you must eat soft foods like ice cream, smoothies, pudding, yogurt, and juices. Avoid swishing them inside your mouth as you can dislodge the blood clot formed over the extraction site.
- As 48 hours pass you start feeling better you can switch to soft foods like oatmeal, cereals, eggs, and soft bread. You can also cook some tofu meals as they are rich in calcium, protein, iron, and necessary amino acids.
- 3 days after tooth extraction you can begin consuming easy to chew foods like hummus and mashed potatoes. Soft fully ripe fruits are also a great option, Avocado is an example. Rinse your mouth with saltwater later to keep bacteria buildup at bay.
- When a week has passed, you can go back to your normal diet. However, you need to look out for signs of complications like bleeding gums or inflammation.
3 days after extraction you must consume drinks with ice, and avoid hot beverages to keep your blood flow normal. Drink directly from the glass rather than using a straw as suction can dislodge the blood clot, extending the healing period.
Along with eating the above-mentioned foods you must also keenly follow the advice of your dentist. In case of any complications feel free to visit our dental experts at Brookshire Smile Dental or call us at 281-934-1010 for any relevant queries.