Alcohol should be temporarily off-limits during your recovery, but there are lots of other beverages that it is perfectly okay to enjoy. Here are a few examples.
- Green tea. Green tea has components in it that are known to support oral health. It may even help to reduce bleeding after an extraction. (Make sure the tea is not hot; it could irritate your extraction site if its temperature is too high.)
- Coffee. An iced coffee can be a refreshing pick-me-up. You can start to enjoy hot coffee again 24 – 28 hours after your procedure.
- Broth and blended soups. Broths and smooth soups can be a good way to increase your protein intake during the initial part of your recovery period, when you should be adhering to a soft diet.
- Cold water. Water will keep you hydrated, and its cold temperature can soothe your sore mouth.
Undergoing a tooth extraction means that you will have to say no to alcohol for around a week. Time passes quickly, though, and before you know it, you should be able to once again enjoy your favorite adult beverages in moderation.
Meet the Practice
The talented team at First Line Dental proudly offers gentle extractions in a welcoming, modern environment. If you believe you need to have a tooth removed, or you have questions about what to expect during your recovery, we would be happy to speak with you. Get in touch with our Manchester dental office at 860-327-5990.