Palms Dental
Dr. Christopher Stock

What can I eat after a tooth extraction?

If you’ve had a tooth extraction in Bradenton, FL, your dentist provides customized aftercare instructions based on your unique case. But as a rule, we recommend the following foods for the first few days:

  • Mashed potatoes
  • Pudding
  • Yogurt
  • Soup

Any soft food that doesn’t require chewing is a safe bet. You also want to be sure to eat foods at room temperature if the anesthesia has not worn off. Eating hot foods—or drinking hot tea and coffee—can burn your mouth, and you will not feel it immediately.

Other helpful tips to promote a quick recovery include:

  • No drinking through straws for a few days, as the sucking action can dislodge healing blood clots
  • No smoking, as this can slow down healing and interfere with natural blood clotting
  • Get plenty of rest on the day of your tooth extraction

If you’re recovering from tooth extraction and you notice any issues, like prolonged bleeding or ongoing discomfort, be sure to contact a member of our dental team.

For Tooth Extractions, Contact Your Bradenton, FL, Dentist Today

Tooth extractions can save your oral health or make way for advanced dental treatments like dental implants or restorations. If you have a damaged tooth or suspect you might need a tooth extraction, give us a call to arrange your consultation.

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