At Hosaka Family Dental, Dr. Hosaka treats all sorts of dental problems. Sometimes advanced dental problems result in the need for a tooth extraction. We will do whatever we can to save a damaged or decayed tooth. However, sometimes there is no other option besides extraction.
How Does A Tooth Extraction Work?
When we remove a tooth in our Smyrna dental office, we will make the procedure as easy for you as possible. Tooth extraction is generally fairly quick, and we use a strong general anesthetic to make the procedure comfortable for patients. However, after your procedure, you will need to care for the area well.
In our dental office, we will provide aftercare instructions to make sure you heal promptly and correctly, including what foods are acceptable to eat after the procedure.
Foods You Can Eat After a Tooth Extraction
For the first day after your tooth extraction in Smyrna, you should only eat soft foods and liquids. Broths and soups are great, healthy choices for many patients. However, the soup or broth should not be hot. Consuming hot foods or beverages after your extraction could irritate the area.
Applesauce, yogurt, mashed potatoes, and other soft foods are generally safe to eat as well. Basically, the best foods for your recovery are somewhat bland and cool in temperature.
Foods You Should NOT Eat After a Tooth Extraction
Do not eat crunchy or hard foods after your tooth extraction. Also, avoid spicy or chewy foods and don’t drink alcoholic beverages.
Discover Tooth Extractions in Smyrna, GA
As a dentist in 30080, we provide safe, comfortable tooth extractions for patients. Contact our friendly team today to schedule your appointment and improve your oral health.