wisdom tooth extraction

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Hi. i had my wisdom tooth extracted under local annesatic thursday gone. Is it ok for me to drink hot drinks now? I'm missing a hot cuppa!



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    ​=12.0ptFor the first 24 hours surgery, you should avoid any food and drink that are very hot or cold, mouthwashes, smoking, exercise and alcohol. After that you can drink hot cup, just not too hot and be careful of the extraction site. You should not drink with a straw. The reason being is that when you drink through a straw you create negative pressure within your mouth which has a possibility of dislodging the clot from the extraction site, possibly leading to dry socket. Lie or sit on your couch for the first 24 hours, then do light walking for the next few days. Also avoid food that is sharp, scratchy or sticky such as toffee, chewing gum. Eat mashed potatoes, soup, applesauce, yogurt and other soft food for the couple of days. It is important to keep to a healthy diet; and take a vitamin c supplement, which will help your mouth to heal.
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    Extraction is needed if the tooth has partially erupted through the gingival tissue, causing inflammation or infection. In some cases, a soft-tissue grows over the partially erupted tooth, referred to as operculum. If bacteria is trapped under the operculum, an infection called pericoronitis can develop. You have to take care of your teeth firstly and visit your dentist regularly.
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    Hi Denise

    What was the extraction like? Why did you have to have it done?

    I was told I'll need general anaesthetic!

    And to rest in bed for 3 days afterwards...

    I'd rather have local anaesthetic

    Anything you can share would be great

    Thank you

    Hope you heal soon!

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    I think you should  avoid now very hot and cold drinks both, and you have concerted regularly with your dentist and take advices from them. What you have to eat or drink. 
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