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February 2, 2022

What To Eat And Avoid After A Tooth Extraction

If you have had an emergency or an intentional tooth extraction, the fact is that your oral cavity is in a delicate state. Rest assured, our team at Simply Wellness Dental is here to provide you with detailed care instructions to help you on your way to a speedy and healthy recovery. After your tooth extraction, there are a few things we recommend to eat and to avoid.

What To Eat 

Soft-Serve Ice Cream – this is a great option for those who do not have sensitive teeth. Ice cream – specifically soft-serve is cool and soft enough to eat comfortably. The cold can help to minimize any natural swelling occurring in the mouth. 

Yogurt is also another great option. You can add a few small soft pieces of fruit. Just be sure to avoid any granola, nuts or toppings with crunch, as these have sharp edges and can irritate the mouth or cause more damage.

Smoothies with fresh fruits and veggies are a great way to get your nutrients! The coolness of a smoothie can also help with any swelling or discomfort you are experiencing. 

Apple Sauce – smooth, easy to eat and delicious! 

What Not To Eat

Spicy and Acidic Foods as they can irritate sensitive areas in your mouth.

Crunchy Foods are too abrasive to consume as the little bits can get stuck in crevices and cause more discomfort. 

Straws should be avoided to consume any drinks as the suction can harm sensitive areas in your mouth too. 

Post-Extraction Reminders 

Simply Wellness Dental is here to help you every step of the way! We recommend sticking to soft and cool foods until we direct otherwise. This way your oral health is on the right track to recovery! For questions about oral health procedures or post-care, contact our experienced and professional dental office in Burnaby.