Can I have coffee after tooth extraction?

Coffee is the best friend of many; our day seems to start with it. No doubt it gives the strength, but what about the cup of coffee after tooth extraction? Is it wise, or will it affect the healing time? Drinking coffee or any other hot drink after the removal is a straight no until your tooth is healing. You have your whole life to sip these drinks, resist for a few days.

Being a fact, many undergo tooth extractions due to various reasons. But, before planning it discuss clearly with your dentist. The dentist will clearly explain and give strict outlines of what precautions to take before and after the procedure. The empty area forms blood cloth that is a natural healing process. The patient mustn’t eat or drink any such thing that damages it.

Usually, a dentist will recommend drinking only water and have soft meals for the next few days. Drinking plenty of water is suitable for quick recovery. Within a few days or at least the next 48 hours, do not have any hot beverages, including tea and coffee. It will slow down the healing process. Furthermore discuss with your dentist as he will be the best person to advise.

Speed up the healing timeĀ 

Few other tips to speed the healing process after a tooth extraction include;

  • Just rinse your mouth with warm salt water for that day and do not perform any vigorous exercise within the next 24 hours.
  • Avoid smoking, drinking and sipping through straws
  • Take proper medicines as prescribed after the procedure
  • If the area starts bleeding and the pain is intolerable, talk to the dentist

Therefore, for all the coffee lovers, coffee after a tooth extraction is not allowed. However, within a few days, once the healing is complete, you can enjoy it. Having a toothache or suffering from any oral health problem, visit Katy Cypress Oral Surgery and Implant Centre. You can schedule a consultation today by calling on 281-667-0607