Do you have a dental extraction coming up? If so, a good way to prepare is to go shopping beforehand so that your kitchen is stocked with post-extraction-approved foods! After your extraction procedure, you’ll be able to relax and recover since your grocery shopping will be done and you’ll have plenty of things to eat that will be easy on your extraction site.

Food Restrictions After Tooth Extractions

After an extraction procedure, there are many guidelines to follow to help you heal as quickly and smoothly as possible. One of the most important guidelines to follow is what you can and can’t eat in the few weeks following your extraction. After your extraction, avoid straws at all costs. Straws can dislodge the blood clot covering the healing area and cause dry socket to form. When choosing foods to eat for the next one to two weeks after your procedure, stick to soft, easy-to-chew foods. We also recommend staying away from extremely hot or cold foods because they can irritate the extraction site and cause damage.

Best Foods to Eat After Your Dental Extraction

Wondering which foods you should stock up on before your tooth extraction? Here’s a list of some of our suggestions.

  • Mashed Potatoes
  • Soup
  • Greek Yogurt
  • Ice Cream
  • Scrambled Eggs
  • Soft Biscuits
  • Pancakes
  • Applesauce
  • Macaroni & Cheese
  • Smoothie Bowls
  • Oatmeal

Preparation Is Key

We understand that dental extractions can feel scary and intimidating. However, you have nothing to fear! The more preparation you do on the front end and the more questions you ask, the more you will feel comfortable and at ease going into your procedure. Clear your schedule for a few days so you can rest and recover. Don’t be afraid to ask Dr. David questions if you’re unsure about any part of the process.

Dental Extractions in Phoenixville, PA

Do you have a dental issue that may require an extraction? At Dental Wellness Phoenixville, we have years of experience performing comfortable, gentle dental extractions. Please contact us to schedule your consultation!