What To Eat & Not To Eat After Wisdom Tooth Extraction

We made a list of very interesting foods our patients wanted to have after the wisdom tooth extraction. Here is what I advise you should eat and not eat after wisdom tooth extraction.

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Can I drink beverages such as coffee after wisdom tooth removal?

Any hot beverages such as coffee, tea, and soup should not be taken. This is because hot drinks will agitate the extraction site and prevent proper healing. You can, however, drink cold to lukewarm beverages and only from day two.

Can I drink alcohol three days after wisdom teeth extraction?

Alcohol should be avoided for the first three to four days after extraction. After that, you can drink but in moderation to prevent injuries. However, if you’re on medication such as painkillers and antibiotics, you should avoid alcohol until you’re through with your dosage.

Can I drink water after wisdom teeth removal?

Water aids in the healing process and should be taken throughout after the recovery period. However, don’t drink it using a straw as it can dislodge the blood clot from the socket.

Can I eat pizza five days after wisdom teeth extraction?

Crunchy food such as pizza, nuts, and chips should be avoided for the first 14 days for upper wisdom teeth extraction and up to 8 weeks if you had lower teeth extracted. This is because hard crunchy food easily gets lodged in the extraction site and can open up the wound.

Can I eat noodles after wisdom teeth extraction?

Noodles/pasta can be taken after the first day, but it has to be soft pasta. Other soft foods such as pumpkin, mashed potatoes, and eggs can be considered as well with butter or sour cream topping to create a variety.

How soon after wisdom teeth removal can I eat chips?

Chips and other hard and crunch food should be avoided after wisdom tooth extraction. Hard food can cause dry socket by dislodging the blood clot. Chips and hard foods can be started once the surgical site is fully healed which take about two weeks to eight weeks depending on the complexity of the extraction.

Can I eat pasta after wisdom teeth extraction?

Pasta can be taken after its cooked to a soft point. Other soft foods such as mashed potatoes and eggs can also be considered from the second day after wisdom teeth extraction.

How long after wisdom teeth removal can I eat popcorn?

Popcorn and other hard and crunchy food should be avoided for at least two weeks. These types of food slow down healing as they get lodged in the surgical sites.

I hope the list was helpful to ensure a fast recovery. Book an appointment for wisdom tooth extraction. Best of Luck!!

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