Tuesday, October 13, 2009
When can I eat after extraction?
You can eat whatever you feel comfortable eating. Just try to be sure that you don't get any food stuck in the hole! You don't want to drink through straws. And, you probably want to avoid like BBQ sauce and things like that. BesT WisheS!
a nice smoothie or milk shake!
NO STRAWS! I did that after an extraction and I got dry socket. This is a very painful problem that often happens after an extraction. You want the hole to fill up with blood and let it coagulate. The doctor should have given you a list of do's and don'ts. If not, contact him.
You can eat once the bleeding has stopped. It would be good to wait until the numbing has gone away too. If you are still numb and try to eat you could burn or bite your cheeks and tongue.Eat soft foods on the opposite side of your mouth. NO STRAWS! sucking through a straw will dislodge the blood clot which can cause an infection in the bone (dry socket) which is painful