Whether you had your wisdom teeth removed, gums grafted or simple tooth extraction, there's a certain period when you have to change your diet while your mouth is still healing. A mistake could have dire consequences.
Not only will eating prohibited foods can hurt your gums, they can actually aggravate the still fresh wound. It's not uncommon for some patients to rush to their dentists again after forgetting to follow the strict dietary regimen after the dental procedure.
Steer Clear from These Foods
Spicy foods should be avoided. The capsaicinoids are what makes the chili hot. It creates a burning sensation even when you rub chili on your exposed arm. Imagine what it will do to an open wound on your gum?
Also, you avoid meat, chewy and crunchy food. Small treats like sunflower seeds, watermelon seeds or even rice and grains. They can lodge themselves on the gap in the gum from where the tooth was extracted causing an infection.
You may be tempted to drink alcohol or smoking to numb the pain, but this is the worst thing you could do, especially in the first 24 hours after the oral surgery.
This will only postpone the healing process and you will have to endure the pain for another few days. On the other hand, carbonated drinks may trigger bleeding because they may wear off the blood clot.
Instead, go for soft or cold foods that can soothe the aching gum. Ice cream is always good, as well as jell-o or yogurt. Instead of alcohol, go with milkshakes or smoothies. Also, drink plenty of water-at least eight glasses each day.
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